Language and the brain lieberman suggests that just because a skill is uniquely human does not mean that an area of brain evolved to perform that skill humans are the only animal that plays chess but we do not expect to find a chess module within the brain but chess does seem remarkably well suited for humans. In this book donald loritz addresses these and other fundamental and vexing questions about language cognition and the human brain he starts by tracing how evolution and natural adaptation selected certain features of the brain to perform communication functions then shows how those features developed into designs for human language. Over the years a sound story of how language evolved in our species has eventually crystallized mainly after the chomskyan revolution in the sixties which put the focus on the brain as the . 4o how the brain evolved language this is not to deny that down through the ages many amusing books have been written on the topic of language for example in 1962 the philosopher. 2 how the brain evolved for language both the brain and language share a complex and interdependent relationship our capacity to use language depends on the existing abilities of our brain and similarly our need to communicate with one another likely brought about changes in the brain to allow for the emergence of language schoenemann 2009
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