Adaptive vs exaptive in the evolution of human language

The poster was presented by Irene Berra. Human articulate language doesn’t involve clearly distinguishable structures and substructures but shows distributed functions. Clues coming from brain comparative studies and neuroimaging point out that cortical structures and connections have been re-functionalized during the evolution of primates and hominids, due to their plasticity and learning capacity. But also […]

Evolution Day. Nature and culture

Is culture natural? Language and reading as an example A public conference and a conference for high-school students on biological and cultural evolution. In collaboration with City Museums of Como, Centro Filippo Buonarroti, and Pikaia webportal on evolution. Look for it in the Talks page (with additional links): 2012, Feb 9 (h.10.30 and 14.30) – […]