Friday, July 25, 2014

tossing bd an expensive prr bone: current opinion in neurobiology communication and language issue

sciencedirect |  Communication and language - Edited by Michael Brainard and Tecumseh Fitch
    • The evolution of language from social cognition

      Review Article
    • Pages 5-9
    • Robert M Seyfarth, Dorothy L Cheney
    • Highlights

      • Language and primate communication share many neural mechanisms and social functions.
      • Like humans, primates use vocalizations to facilitate social interactions
      • Call meaning depends on call type, caller ID, kinship, rank, and prior behavior.
      • Primate communication constitutes a discrete, combinatorial, and open-ended system.
      • When language first evolved, many of its distinctive features were already present.

7 comments:

BigDonOne said...

Thanks, but no need to spend serious money, even the Tabloid Press (e.g., Star, Enquirer) have gotten religion.
Shocking headlines at ---> http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Features/2014/07/25/Smart-chimps-make-smart-babies-dumb-chimps-need-help/


In an analogy IT folks might understand, the combined computer processor speed, memory size, motherboard architecture and I/O are the genetic hardwiring, the loaded software is the environment allowing computer potential performance to be realized. You can load a Commodore64 to its limited software max and you won't have much capability (Eye-Cue-Seventy-Five). Or you can give your Big Blue a Very Bad Environment (shot up with an AK-47) and have no performance at all (Eye-Cue-Zero).


In humans, potential cognitive performance is 100% inherited at conception via DNA (genetic hardwiring).. You won't find this in print anywhere because the experts that understand aren't talking, they want to protect their jobs and reputations from the PC Nazis......

CNu said...

BD, did you read and parse what you'd written before you pushed Post as BigDonOne? Cause unless I'm mistaken, you just now recanted your whole human biodiversity argument in one fell swoop.In an analogy IT folks might understand, the combined computer processor speed, memory size, motherboard architecture and I/O are the genetic hardwiring, the loaded software is the environment allowing computer potential performance to be realized. You can load a Commodore64 to its limited software max and you won't have much capability (Eye-Cue-Seventy-Five). Or you can give your Big Blue a Very Bad Environment (shot up with an AK-47) and have no performance at all (Eye-Cue-Zero).I had to reread this a few times to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me.

BigDonOne said...

@CNu ... Just shows you don't understand the difference between genes and environment, and their relative affects......

ken said...

@ Big Don, As I have been watching this animal language thing, I have noticed Dolphins seemed to have been ignored. Is there a strategic reason why they are not included in the argument, or is it just an oversight?

CNu said...

lol, the word you were struggling to express there is "effects". Over the past 8 years, in the course of a few hundred posts on nature vs. nurture - i've posted and hosted a running post graduate symposium on this subject. What you got pork chop?

We both know that Subrealism is school for you....,

BigDonOne said...

Dog breeds ranked for intelligence http://petrix.com/dogint/intelligence.html

Human breeds ranked for intelligence http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2012/10/12/florida-passes-plan-for-racially-based-academic-goals/

BigDonOne said...

Some info here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetacean_intelligence