PSYCH 6270

PSYCH 6270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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 (offered alternate years).

Comments Co-meets with COGST 4270/PSYCH 4270.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16631 PSYCH 6270   SEM 101