Volume 19, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN 1572-0373
  • E-ISSN: 1572-0381



We present a new road map for research on “How the Brain Got Language” that adopts an EvoDevoSocio perspective and highlights  – the comparative study of brain, behavior and communication in extant monkeys and great apes – as providing a key grounding for hypotheses on the last common ancestor of humans and monkeys (LCA-m) and chimpanzees (LCA-c) and the processes which guided the evolution LCA-m → LCA-c → protohumans → Such research constrains and is constrained by analysis of the subsequent, primarily cultural, evolution of which yielded cultures involving the rich use of language.


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