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CafeLitt 74: Cognitive evolution, The evolution of Language

Fri 30 May 2008, 15:49, by , at Cafe Linda:1909 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest,Montreal (Map)

Subject: Cognitive evolution, The evolution of Language
Date: 5 Jun 2008, 20:00
Presented by: Shahin Zanganehpour

Biological evolutionary process, as conceived of by Charles Darwin, is considered a global process, which affects all living things on this planet including humans. The end state of the evolutionary process for the human brain is a mysterious and complex collection of cognitive capacities. Language, which is thought to be uniquely human capacity, will be discussed in brief and some evidence regarding its evolutionary basis will be presented.

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