An evolutionary perspective on reading and reading disorders

Abstract: An evolutionary perspective on reading can contribute to understanding dyslexia and other learning disorders. Human beings evolved speech over many thousands of years, but writing and reading are recent inventions, only a few thousand years old. People...

Monkey homologues of language areas: computing the ambiguities

Abstract: The ‘language-readiness’ of human brains most probably resulted from modification of structures present in non-human primate brains, but identifying such homologues and the nature of their modifications has been highly problematic. In a recent article,...

Teleology For The Perplexed: How Matter Began To Matter

Abstract: Lacking a plausible model for the emergence of telos (purposive, representational, and evaluative relationships, as in life and consciousness) from simple material and energetic processes, the sciences operate as though all teleological relationships are...