BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 7: Language and Brain Evolution


Easy Readings

Cahill L. (2005) His brain, her brain. Scient. Amer. May 2005: 40-47
Calvin W.H. (1994) The emergence of intelligence. Scientific American Oct. 1994: 101-107
Lieberman P. (1991) Language, evolution. In: Encyclopedia of Human Biology, Vol.4: 641-645
Rumbaugh D.M. and Washburn D.A. (2003) Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings.   Yale University Press

Sataloff R.T. (1992) The human voice. Scientific American Dec. 1992: 108-115.
Seyfarth R.M. and Cheney D.L. (1992) Meaning and mind in monkeys. Scientific American Dec. 1992: 122-128.
Wong K. (2005) The Morning of the modern mind. Scient. Amer. June 2005: 86-95

Intermediate Readings

Calvin W.H. (1982) Did throwing stones shape hominid brain evolution? Ethology and Sociobiology Vol. 3: 115-124
Dunbar R.I.M. and Shultz S. (2008) Evolution in the social brain. Science 317: 1344-1347
Falk D. (1987) Hominid paleoneurology. Annual Review of Anthropology 16: 13-30.
Gilbert SL, Dobyns WB, Lahn BT. (2005) Genetic links between brain development and brain evolution. Nat Rev Genet. 6: 581-590
PMID: 15951746 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Hill J.H. (1978) Apes and language. Annual Review of Anthropology 7: 89 112.
Laitman J. (1984) The anatomy of human speech. Natural History 92:20-27.
Mounin G. (1976) Language, communication, chimpanzees. Current Anthropology 17(1): 1-19.
Passingham R.E. (1981) Broca's area and the origins of human vocal skill. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 292: 167-175
Savage-Rumbaugh S. (1987) A new look at ape language: comprehension of vocal speech and syntax. Comparative Perspectives in Modern Psychology. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. 35: 201-255.
Savage-Rumbaugh S. and Lewin R. (1994) Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind. New York: John Wiley.

Advanced Readings

Evans PD, Anderson JR, Vallender EJ, Gilbert SL, Malcom CM, Dorus S, Lahn BT. (2004) Adaptive evolution of ASPM, a major determinant of cerebral cortical size in humans. Hum Mol Genet. 13: 489-494
Faurie C. and Raymond M. (2004) Handedness, homicide and negative frequency-dependent selection. Proc.Roy.Soc. B 272: 25-28
Geschwind D.G., Miller B.L., DeCarli C. and Carmelli D. (2002) Heritability of lobar brain volumes in twins supports genetic models of cerebral laterality and handedness. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S. 99: 3176-3181

Gould S.J. (1977) Ontogeny and Phylogeny. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Herrmann E., Call J., Hernandez-Lloreda M.V., Hare B., and Tomasello M. (2008) Humans have evolved sprecialized skills of social cognition: The cultural intelligence hypothesis. Science 317: 1360-1366
Laitman J.T. and Reidenberg J.S. (1988) Advances in understanding the relationship between the skull base and larynx with comments on the origins of speech. Human Evolution 3: 99-109.
Mekel-Bobrov N, Gilbert SL, Evans PD, Vallender EJ, Anderson JR, Hudson RR, Tishkoff SA, Lahn BT. (2005) Ongoing adaptive evolution of ASPM, a brain size determinant in Homo sapiens. Science 309: 1720-1722.
Petrides M., Cadoret G. and Mackey S. (2005) Orofacial somatomotor responses in the macaque monkey homologue of Broca's area. Nature 435: 1235-1238
Solodkin A., Hlustik P., Nollc D. C. and Small S. L. (2001) Lateralization of motor circuits and handedness during finger movements. European Journal of Neurology 8: 425-434
Tanji J. and Shima K. (1994) Role for supplementary motor area cells in planning several movements ahead. Nature 371: 413-416.
Toth N. (1985) Archaeological evidence for preferential right-handedness. J. Human Evol. 14: 607-614.


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