Neuroscience Lecture 3: The Evolution of Language

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In this final lecture of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on neuroscience, Columbia University professor Darcy B. Kelley discusses the difficulty of researching the evolution of language—a characteristic that leaves nothing in the fossil record. The lecture further emphasizes contemporary issues in linguistics, evolution, and neurobiology, as well as focusing on how different experimental techniques can address this problematic research question. A lecture transcript and companion PowerPoint presentation are also available on FoSO.

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