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Apes, Language and the Brain by Bill Hopkins

10/23/2015

Apes, Language and the Brain by Bill Hopkins (Georgia State University)

For more than 150 years, philosophers and scientist have pondered the uniqueness of human language with a particular fascination with the linguistic, cognitive and neural capacities of great apes. A majority of the scientific work on this topic has come from so-called ""ape-language"" studies With the advent of modern imaging technologies, the question of human language uniqueness can now be addressed from a neurological perspective. In this presentation, I discuss the neurobiology of language from the standpoint of comparative studies on the evolution of Broca's and Werncicke's areas in primates, notably chimpanzees.

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10/23/2015
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Salle des voûtes, St Charles
3 place Victor Hugo
Marseille, 13001 France
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