George F.R. Ellis
List of John Benjamins publications for which George F.R. Ellis plays a role.
Chapter 9. Biology and mechanisms related to the dawn of language. Homo Symbolicus: The dawn of language, imagination and spirituality, Henshilwood, Christopher S. and Francesco d'Errico (eds.), pp. 163–1842011.
The purpose of language is prediction and problem solving in the social and ecological context. Its implementation is enabled by the combination of bottom-up and top-down causation in the brain. Visual thinking develops basic abilities of pattern recognition and classification, but music and play… read more | Article
Neural development: Affective and immune system influences. Consciousness & Emotion: Agency, conscious choice, and selective perception, Ellis, Ralph D. and Natika Newton (eds.), pp. 81–1192005.