PSYCH 4270

PSYCH 4270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Seminar surveying a cross-section of modern theories, methods, and research pertaining to the origin and evolution of language. Considers evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, comparative psychology, and computational modeling of evolutionary processes. Topics for discussion may include: What does the fossil record tell us about language evolution? What can we learn from comparative perspectives on neurobiology and behavior? Can apes really learn language? Did language come about through natural selection? What were the potential preadaptations for language? What is the relationship between phylogeny and ontogeny?

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: juniors or seniors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: any one course in psychology or human development.

Comments Co-meets with PSYCH 6270.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4270PSYCH 6270

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16947PSYCH 4270  SEM 101

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  • Instruction Mode:
    Prerequisite: any one course in psychology or human development. Enrollment limited to: juniors or seniors.