The Development of the Brain and the Evolution of Language
There exist many theories of the evolution of language, and many were produced in the 19th Century. These theories tried to account for the production of language. They all lead to a paradox. If a mutation occurred which made a man capable of speech, he would have no language to speak nor anyone to understand him. If a mutation made a man capable of comprehension what language would he learn and who would speak it? The possibility of simultaneous mutations in two men in contact seems highly unlikely. More recent theories which stress the origin of language through gesture face exactly the same paradox.
KeywordsTemporal Lobe Visual Cortex Limbic System Angular Gyrus Association Cortex
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