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The role of motor-sensory feedback in the evolution of mind

  • Bruce Bridgeman (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X08003580
  • Published online: 01 May 2008
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Seemingly small changes in brain organization can have revolutionary consequences for function. An example is evolution's application of the primate action-planning mechanism to the management of communicative sequences. When feedback from utterances reaches the brain again through a mechanism that evolved to monitor action sequences, it makes another pass through the brain, amplifying the human power of thinking.

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B. Bridgeman (1986) Relations between the physiology of attention and the physiology of consciousness. Psychological Research 48:259–66.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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