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From Language Learning to Language Evolution

Simon Kirby and Morten H. Christiansen

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that the evolution of more complex sequential learning and processing abilities forms part of the foundation for the origin of language. It relates general properties of ... More


Grammatical Assimilation

Ted Briscoe

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the possible emergence of biological adaptations for grammar. It argues that we may be able to understand how language-specific learning biases could have arisen in our ... More


Neuroconstructivism - I: How the brain constructs cognition

Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas, and Gert Westermann

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529910
eISBN:
9780191689710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529910.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What are the processes, from conception to adulthood, that enable a single cell to grow into a sentient adult? The processes that occur along the way are so complex that any attempt to understand ... More


Model Thinking and Formal Modeling to Improve Our Mental Models in Population Health Research

Michael K. Lemke

in Complex Systems and Population Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190880743
eISBN:
9780190880774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880743.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

When encountering complex systems, the human mind applies various heuristics, and from these heuristics, mental models—how people understand phenomena in the real world—emerge, which shape their ... More


Enriching the Strategies for Creating Mechanistic Explanations in Biology

William Bechtel

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

To demonstrate that a proposed mechanism can explain a phenomenon, biologists must recompose the mechanism. Traditionally they have relied on mentally rehearsing the operations, often aided by a ... More


Analyzing Dynamic Faces: Key Computational Challenges

Pawan Sinha

in Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014533
eISBN:
9780262289313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014533.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter discusses several computational aspects and challenges that are associated with the analysis of dynamic faces, which is an interesting frontier in face perception research. An important ... More


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