Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain

Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain

This book is an entry into the fierce current debate among psycholinguists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary theorists about the nature and origins of human language.

Author: Philip Lieberman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674040228

Category: Medical

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This book is an entry into the fierce current debate among psycholinguists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary theorists about the nature and origins of human language. A prominent neuroscientist here takes up the Darwinian case, using data seldom considered by psycholinguists and neurolinguists to argue that human language--though more sophisticated than all other forms of animal communication--is not a qualitatively different ability from all forms of animal communication, does not require a quantum evolutionary leap to explain it, and is not unified in a single language instinct. Using clinical evidence from speech-impaired patients, functional neuroimaging, and evolutionary biology to make his case, Philip Lieberman contends that human language is not a single separate module but a functional neurological system made up of many separate abilities. Language remains as it began, Lieberman argues: a device for coping with the world. But in a blow to human narcissism, he makes the case that this most remarkable human ability is a by-product of our remote reptilian ancestors' abilities to dodge hazards, seize opportunities, and live to see another day.
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The Theory That Changed Everything

The Theory That Changed Everything

In an exploration that ranges from Darwin’s transformative trip aboard the Beagle to Lieberman’s own sojourns in the remotest regions of the Himalayas, this book relates fresh, contemporary findings to the major concepts of Darwinian ...

Author: Philip Lieberman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231545914

Category: Science

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Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century. In The Theory That Changed Everything, the renowned cognitive scientist Philip Lieberman demonstrates that there is no better guide to the world’s living—and still evolving—things than Darwin and that the phenomena he observed are still being explored at the frontiers of science. In an exploration that ranges from Darwin’s transformative trip aboard the Beagle to Lieberman’s own sojourns in the remotest regions of the Himalayas, this book relates fresh, contemporary findings to the major concepts of Darwinian theory, which transcends natural selection. Drawing on his own research into the evolution of human linguistic and cognitive abilities, Lieberman explains the paths that adapted human anatomy to language. He demystifies the role of recently identified transcriptional and epigenetic factors encoded in DNA, explaining how nineteenth-century Swedish famines alternating with years of plenty caused survivors’ grandchildren to die many years short of their life expectancy. Lieberman is equally at home decoding supermarket shelves and climbing with the Sherpas as he discusses how natural selection explains features from lactose tolerance to ease of breathing at Himalayan altitudes. With conversational clarity and memorable examples, Lieberman relates the insights that led to groundbreaking discoveries in both Darwin’s time and our own while asking provocative questions about what Darwin would have made of controversial issues today, such as GMOs, endangered species, and the God question.
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AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST

AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST

Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Bases of Speech ,
Syntax , and Thought . Philip Lieberman . Cambridge , MA : Harvard University
Press , 2000. 221 pp . BARUCH ARENSBURG Tel Aviv University survival
strategy .

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Integrative Approaches to Human Health and Evolution

Integrative Approaches to Human Health and Evolution

Boston studies in the philosophy of science , vol . 4 . Boston : Reidel ; 1874 . [ 4 ]
Cummings JL . Frontal subcortical circuits and human behavior . Arch Neurol
1993 ; 50 : 873-80 . [ 5 ] Lieberman P. Human language and our reptilian brain :
the ...

Author: Timothy G. Bromage

Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division

ISBN: UOM:39015064121885

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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Contained in this book are the proceedings of the Fundacion Ramon Areces International Symposium, concerning research in human health and evolution subject areas. Their combined study represents not only scientific balance, but also the potential for profound novel insights on the human condition."
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Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics

Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics

Derivation and explanation in the Minimalist Program . Oxford ... Familiar
segregation and developmental language disorder ” . Cognition 39 . ... Human
language and our reptilian brain : The subcortical bases of speech , syntax and
thought .

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ISBN: UVA:X030265695

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Vol. 1 contains papers delivered at the 2d Karpacz Conference on Contrastive Linguistics, 1971.
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The Behavior Analyst

The Behavior Analyst

Human language and our reptilian brain : The subcortical bases of speech ,
syntax , and thought . Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press . Lowenkron , B
. ( 1984 ) . Coding responses and the generalization of matching to sample in ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030717819

Category: Behavior modification

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Categories: Behavior modification

CURRENT CONTENTS January 7 2002 Volume 24 Number 1

CURRENT CONTENTS January 7  2002 Volume 24 Number 1

... A critical bibliography on learners ' dictionaries with special emphasis on
language learners and dictionary users , by F.T. Dolezal , D.R. McCreary . Y.
Tono .... 835 Human language and our reptilian brain : The subcortical bases of
speech ...

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The Indic Scripts

The Indic Scripts

Palaeographic and Linguistic Perspectives Purushottam G. Patel, Pramod
Pandey, Dilip Rajgor ... Lieberman , P . ( 2002 ) , Human Language and Our
Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Bases of Speech , Syntax and Thought ,
Cambridge ...

Author: Purushottam G. Patel

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105130558385

Category: Brahmi alphabet

Page: 266

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This Volume Is The First Attempt To Cross-Fertilize Palaeography And Linguistics In The Ongoing Research On Brahma And Its Daughter Scripts Used In The Present-Day India. The Palaeographic Papers Cover The Main Issues In The Decipherment Of The Indus Valley Script, And The Linguistic Papers Explore The Issues Of The Roots Of The Orthographic Unit Akshara In Vedic Phonetics. Palaeographers Epigraphists, Linguists And Computational Scientists, Will Find This Volume Interesting And Useful.
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Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and the neurological basis of obsessions and
compulsions . Biol . Psychiatry 20 ... Human language and our reptilian brain .
The subcortical bases of speech , syntax , and thought . Perspect . Biol . Med .

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ISBN: UOM:39015057682331

Category: Pharmacology

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Tame the Primitive Brain

Tame the Primitive Brain

In Tame the Primitive Brain, Mark Bowden's fresh approach is the fastest and most effective way to understand why someone acts towards you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and most importantly, what ...

Author: Mark Bowden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118436981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A new and simple system to understanding and controlling the behavior of others Noted body language, behavior and communication expert Mark Bowden offers a totally practical, easy-to-read guide to understanding the impulsive actions of others, along with the best tools to manage them. A number one anxiety in business is dealing with problem people. In Tame the Primitive Brain, Mark Bowden's fresh approach is the fastest and most effective way to understand why someone acts towards you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and most importantly, what exactly to do about it to achieve the right outcomes. Brings new and fresh perspectives to business readers for dealing with tricky behaviors Explains how to effectively manage those around you at any level in an organization Shares the latest evolutionary behavioral theory, neuroscientific evidence, and the tried and tested tools and tricks based on these premises This simple model of how we humans can and do relate to each other brings increased depth of understanding and expands your toolset to better manage yourself and others to achieve anything.
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LACUS Forum

LACUS Forum

Furthermore , Calvin argues against specific language areas in the brain
because areas clearly associated with language are also ... In Human Language
and Our Reptilian Brain ( 2000 ) , which the publisher describes as “ a
neurobiologist ' s ...

Author: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States

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ISBN: UOM:39015079716919

Category: Linguistics

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Bander Snatch

Bander Snatch

B2 Christmas in Wonderland : The London Dance Centre Performance Group
presented Christmas in Wonderland , a ... about the origin of language : Review
of Human Language and our Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Bases of Speech ...

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Pozna Studies in Contemporary Linguistics

Pozna   Studies in Contemporary Linguistics

Derivation and explanation in the Minimalist Program . Oxford ... Familiar
segregation and developmental language disorder ” . Cognition 39. ... Human
language and our reptilian brain : The subcortical bases of speech , syntax and
thought .

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ISBN: UOM:39015081574769

Category: Contrastive linguistics

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Jahrbuch f r Europ ische Wissenschaftskultur

Jahrbuch f  r Europ  ische Wissenschaftskultur

The Managua Lecturers , Cambridge ( Mass . ) 1988 ; tr . it . in : Id . , Linguaggio e
problemi della conoscenza , Bologna 1998 , pp . 147 - 149 ; Philip Lieberman ,
Human Language and our Reptilian Brain . The Subcortical Bases of Speech ...

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Dark Ages II

Dark Ages II

1987 , New York : Ballantine Books . Lieberman , P . , Human Language and Our
Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Basis of Speech , Syntax , and Thought . 2000 ,
Cambridge : Harvard University Press . Porter , D . , The Greatest Benefit to ...

Author: Bryan P. Bergeron

Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110387144

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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Data is in danger. Discover why--and what can be done about it. Why today's approaches to data storage are courting disaster--for individuals, businesses, and civilization. What to do about it: specific, realistic solutions users can implement now.
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Language

Language

Human language and our reptilian brain : The subcortical bases of speech ,
syntax , and thought . By PHILIP LIEBERMAN . ( Perspectives in cognitive
neuroscience . ) Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press , 2002. Pp . 240.

Author: George Melville Bolling

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113510296

Category: Comparative linguistics

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Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong

Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong

A comparative study of the behavioral deficits following lesions of various parts of
the zebra finch song system : implications for vocal ... Human Language and Our
Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Bases of Speech , Syntax , and Thought .

Author: Harris Philip Zeigler

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ISBN: UVA:X004793845

Category: Science

Page: 788

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An overview of findings in the bird song system that have had a major impact on neuroscience research, and have fundamentally altered our concepts of brain function. The 32 papers constitute the proceedings of a conference on The Behavioural Neurobiology of Bird Song, held in New York in 2002.
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The Universe

The Universe

CHAPTER 16 | THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE AND CONSCIOUSNESS Freure le "
Blean ution All terepte el reptile 10 . the En animal Human language skills ... To
use a term from computer science , the human brain is “ hardwired for language .

Author: Thomas Michael Corwin

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: UCAL:B4399274

Category: Science

Page: 421

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New German Review

New German Review

Due to my deficiencies in neuroscience , I could not possibly attempt to evaluate
Calvin's theories . Instead , I would like to refer to Philip Lieberman's evaluation of
Calvin's ideas in his book Human Language and the Reptilian Brain ( Harvard ...

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The Psychologist

The Psychologist

Thus , a promising empirical approach to understanding the origins of human
behaviour , including language , has been to examine the ... Oxford Oxford
University Press , Lieberman , P. ( 2000 ) Human language and our reptilian
brain .

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ISBN: UCLA:L0099056335

Category: Psychology

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