Neuropsychological implications for preadaptation and language evolution

N. R. Varney, J. A. Vilensky

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Findings from neuropsychology are used to support the hypotheses that selection for increased "sound recognition" abilities preadapted certain neural structures for aural language comprehension and that selection for gestural communication preadapted other neural structures for reading comprehension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Anthropology

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