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Action planning supplements mirror systems in language evolution

  • Bruce Bridgeman (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0526003X
  • Published online: 01 April 2005
Abstract

Mirror systems must be supplemented by a planning capability to allow language to evolve. A capability for creating, storing, and executing plans for sequences of actions, having evolved in primates, was applied to sequences of communicatory acts. Language could exploit this already-existing capability. Further steps in language evolution may parallel steps seen in the development of modern children.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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