Chapter published in:How the Brain Got Language – Towards a New Road Map
Edited by Michael A. Arbib
[Benjamins Current Topics 112] 2020
► pp. 370–387
The comparative neuroprimatology 2018 (CNP-2018) road map for research on How the Brain Got Language
Michael A. Arbib | University of California at San Diego
Francisco Aboitiz | Universidad Católica de Chile
Judith M. Burkart | Universität Zürich
Michael Corballis | University of Auckland
Gino Coudé | Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod – CNRS
Erin Hecht | Georgia State University
Katja Liebal | Freie Universität Berlin
Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi | Kyoto University
James Pustejovsky | Brandeis University
Shelby Putt | Indiana University
Federico Rossano | University of California at San Diego
Anne E. Russon | Glendon College of York University
P. Thomas Schoenemann | Indiana University
Uwe Seifert | Hunan University
Katerina Semendeferi | University of California at San Diego
Chris Sinha | Hunan University
Dietrich Stout | Emory University
Virginia Volterra | Italian National Research Council, CNR
Sławomir Wacewicz | Nicolaus Copernicus University
Benjamin Wilson | Newcastle University
We present a new road map for research on “How the Brain Got Language” that adopts an EvoDevoSocio perspective and highlights comparative neuroprimatology – the comparative study of brain, behavior and communication in extant monkeys and great apes – as providing a key grounding for hypotheses on the last common ancestor of humans and monkeys (LCA-m) and chimpanzees (LCA-c) and the processes which guided the evolution LCA-m → LCA-c → protohumans → H. sapiens. Such research constrains and is constrained by analysis of the subsequent, primarily cultural, evolution of H. sapiens which yielded cultures involving the rich use of language.
Keywords: brain evolution, cultural evolution, EvoDevoSocio, language-ready brain, language evolution, neurolinguistics, neuroprimatology, primate communication, protolanguage, social interaction
Published online: 11 August 2020
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