Archive for August, 2007

H. habilis and H. erectus, side by side

Or at least around at the same time!  Not exactly language evolution, but certainly evolution! A Leakey is involved of course.

LA Times article about the article coming out in tomorrow’s Nature: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-ex-evolution9aug09,0,6902183.story?coll=la-home-center

And the Nature editor’s summary – link to full article at the bottom (log into EASE first): http://carlin.lib.ed.ac.uk:2123/nature/journal/v448/n7154/edsumm/e070809-01.html

Hope the dissertations are going well!

Molly

Lessons from a Mole Cricket – Language as a Cognitive Burrow

This is a great paper from Andy Clark, trying to explain the relationship that language has with human users. Clark is probably the biggest name in embodied cognition, the cognitive science/philosophical position that argues that the mind extends beyond the the limits of the physical body and out into our interactions with the world.

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