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  1. Sign Language and the Brain: Apes, Apraxia, and Aphasia.David Corina - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):633-634.
    The study of signed languages has inspired scientific' speculation regarding foundations of human language. Relationships between the acquisition of sign language in apes and man are discounted on logical grounds. Evidence from the differential hreakdown of sign language and manual pantomime places limits on the degree of overlap between language and nonlanguage motor systems. Evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals neural areas of convergence and divergence underlying signed and spoken languages.
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  • Innateness, Autonomy, Universality, and the Neurobiology of Regular and Irregular Inflectional Morphology.David Kemmerer - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):639-641.
    Müller's goal of bringing neuroscience to bear on controversies in linguistics is laudable. However, some of his specific proposals about innateness and autonomy are misguided. Recent studies on the neurobiology of regular and irregular inflectional morphology indicate that these two linguistic processes are subserved by anatomically and physiologically distinct neural subsystems, whose functional organization is likely to be under direct genetic control rather than assembled by strictly epigenetic factors.
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  • Neurobiology and Linguistics Are Not yet Unifiable.David Poeppel - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):642-643.
    Neurobiological models of language need a level of analysis that can account for the typical range of language phenomena. Because linguistically motivated models have been successful in explaining numerous language properties, it is premature to dismiss them as biologically irrelevant. Models attempting to unify neurobiology and linguistics need to be sensitive to both sources of evidence.
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  • Gender and Hemispheric Specialization Differences in the Learning of Morse Code Letters.Pierre Cormier, Carol Tomlinson-Keasey & David C. Geary - 1988 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 26 (5):399-402.
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  • Is There Neurosexism in Functional Neuroimaging Investigations of Sex Differences?Cordelia Fine - 2013 - Neuroethics 6 (2):369-409.
    The neuroscientific investigation of sex differences has an unsavoury past, in which scientific claims reinforced and legitimated gender roles in ways that were not scientifically justified. Feminist critics have recently argued that the current use of functional neuroimaging technology in sex differences research largely follows that tradition. These charges of ‘neurosexism’ have been countered with arguments that the research being done is informative and valuable and that an over-emphasis on the perils, rather than the promise, of such research threatens to (...)
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  • Development Rate is the Major Differentiator Between the Sexes.David C. Taylor - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (3):459-460.
  • What Textbooks Between 1887 and 1911 Said About Hemisphere Differences.David J. Murray - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (4):644-645.
  • Two Hemispheres Do Not Make a Dichotomy.A. David Milner - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (4):643-644.
  • Interfacing Religion and the Neurosciences: A Review of Twenty-Five Years of Exploration and Reflection. [REVIEW]James B. Ashbrook - 1996 - Zygon 31 (4):545-572.
  • Women: A More Balanced Brain?Paul D. MucLeun - 1996 - Zygon 31 (3):421-439.
  • An Even-Handed Debate? The Sexed/Gendered Controversy Over Laterality Genes in British Psychology, 1970s–1990s.Tabea Cornel - 2020 - History of the Human Sciences 33 (5):138-166.
    This article provides insight into the entwinement of the allegedly neutral category of handedness with questions of sex/gender, reproduction, dis/ability, and scientific authority. In the 1860s, Paul Broca suggested that the speech centre sat in the left brain hemisphere in most humans, and that right-handedness stemmed from this asymmetry. One century later, British psychologists Marian Annett and Chris McManus proposed biologically unconfirmed theories of how handedness and brain asymmetry were passed on in families. Their idea to integrate chance into genetic (...)
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  • The Case for Applied History of Medicine, and the Place of Wigan.H. Isler & M. Regard - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (4):640-641.
  • Scientific Amnesia.David E. Leary - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (4):641-642.
  • Evolutionary Principles and the Emergence of Syntax.P. Thomas Schoenemann & William S.-Y. Wang - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):646-647.
    The belief that syntax is an innate, autonomous, species-specific module is highly questionable. Syntax demonstrates the mosaic nature of evolutionary change, in that it made use of numerous preexisting neurocognitive features. It is best understood as an emergent characteristic of the explosion of semantic complexity that occurred during hominid evolution.
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  • Taoism and Biological Science.Raymond J. Barnett - 1986 - Zygon 21 (3):297-317.
    . The seemingly disparate systems of philosophical Taoism and modern biological science are compared. A surprising degree of similarity is found in their views on death, reversion , complementary interactions of dichotomous systems, and the place of humans in the universe. The thesis is advanced that these similarities arise quite naturally, since both systems base their knowledge upon objective observation of natural phenomena. Substantial differences between the two systems are recognized and examined regarding verbal argument, machinery, and experimentation. The Taoists' (...)
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  • Filosoof op de arbeidsmarkt: Interview met Babs van den Bergh.Anco Peeters & Bas Leijssenaar - 2010 - Splijtstof 39 (1):123-129.
    Interview met Babs van den Bergh over haar studie filosofie en de daaropvolgende carrière.
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  • Mathematical Ability, Spatial Ability, and Remedial Training.Barbara Sanders - 1988 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (2):208-209.
  • The Role of Rotational Hand Movements and General Motor Ability in Children’s Mental Rotation Performance.Petra Jansen & Jan Kellner - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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  • Lateralized Affective Word Priming and Gender Effect.Ensie Abbassi, Isabelle Blanchette, Bess Sirmon-Taylor, Ana Inès Ansaldo, Bernadette Ska & Yves Joanette - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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  • The Epigenesis of Regional Specificity.Ralph-Axel Müller - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):650-675.
    Chomskyian claims of a genetically hard-wired and cognitively autonomous “universal grammar” are being promoted by generative linguistics as facts about language to the present day. The related doctrine of an evolutionary discontinuity in language emergence, however, is based on misconceptions about the notions of homology and preadaptation. The obvious lack of equivalence between symbolic communicative capacities in existing nonhuman primates and human language does not preclude common roots. Normal and disordered language development is strongly influenced by the genome, but there (...)
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  • Innateness, Autonomy, Universality? Neurobiological Approaches to Language.Ralph-Axel Müller - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):611-631.
    The concepts of the innateness, universality, species-specificity, and autonomy of the human language capacity have had an extreme impact on the psycholinguistic debate for over thirty years. These concepts are evaluated from several neurobiological perspectives, with an emphasis on the emergence of language and its decay due to brain lesion and progressive brain disease.Evidence of perceptuomotor homologies and preadaptations for human language in nonhuman primates suggests a gradual emergence of language during hominid evolution. Regarding ontogeny, the innate component of language (...)
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  • An Immunoreactive Theory of Selective Male Affliction.Thomas Gualtieri & Robert E. Hicks - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (3):427-441.
    Males are selectively afflicted with the neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders of childhood, a broad and virtually ubiquitous phenomenon that has not received proper attention in the biological study of sex differences. The previous literature has alluded to psychosocial differences, genetic factors and elements pertaining to male “complexity” and relative immaturity, but these are not deemed an adequate explanation for selective male affliction. The structure of sex differences in neurodevelopmental disorders is hypothesized to contain these elements: Males are more frequently afflicted, (...)
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  • Speaking of Language: Thoughts on Associations.Susan Graham & Diane Poulin-Dubois - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):636-636.
    Müller attempts to downplay cases of dissociation between language and cognition as evidence against the modularity of language. We review cases of associations between verbal and nonverbal abilities as further evidence against the notion of language as an autonomous subsystem. We also point out a discrepancy between his proposal of homologies between nonhuman primates' communication and human language and recent proposals on the evolution of language.
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  • The Nature of Hemispheric Specialization in Man.J. L. Bradshaw & N. C. Nettleton - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):51-63.
    The traditional verbal/nonverbal dichotomy is inadequate for completely describing cerebral lateralization. Musical functions are not necessarily mediated by the right hemisphere; evidence for a specialist left-hemisphere mechanism dedicated to the encoded speech signal is weakening, and the right hemisphere possesses considerable comprehensional powers. Right-hemisphere processing is often said to be characterized by holistic or gestalt apprehension, and face recognition may be mediated by this hemisphere partly because of these powers, partly because of the right hemisphere's involvement in emotional affect, and (...)
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  • Is Human Language Just Another Neurobiological Specialization?Stephen F. Walker - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):649-650.
    One can disagree with Müller that it is neurobiologically questionable to suppose that human language is innate, specialized, and species-specific, yet agree that the precise brain mechanisms controlling language in any individual will be influenced by epigenesis and genetic variability, and that the interplay between inherited and acquired aspects of linguistic capacity deserves to be investigated.
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  • Genes, Specificity, and the Lexical/Functional Distinction in Language Acquisition.Karin Stromswold - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):648-649.
    Contrary to Müller's claims, and in support of modular theories, genetic factors play a substantial and significant role in language. The finding that some children with specific language impairment have nonlinguistic impairments may reflect improper diagnosis of SLI or impairments that are secondary to linguistic impairments. Thus, such findings do not argue against the modularity thesis. The lexical/functional distinction appears to be innate and specifically linguistic and could be instantiated in either symbolic or connectionist systems.
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  • A Polyglot Perspective on Dissociation.Neil Smith - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):648-648.
    Evidence is presented from a polyglot savant to suggest that double dissociations between linguistic and nonverbal abilities are more important than Müller's target article implies. It is also argued that the special nature of syntax makes its assimilation to other aspects of language or to nonhuman communication systems radically implausible.
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  • Autonomy and its Discontents.Chris Sinha - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):647-648.
    Müller's review of the neuroscientific evidence undermines nativist claims for autonomous syntax and the argument from the poverty of the stimulus. Generativists will appeal to data from language acquisition, but here too there is growing evidence against the nativist position. Epigenetic naturalism, the developmental alternative to nativism, can be extended to epigenetic socionaturalism, acknowledging the importance of sociocultural processes in language and cognitive development.
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  • It's a Far Cry From Speech to Language.Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola & Annette Karmiloff-Smith - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):645-646.
    We agree with Müller's epigenetic view of evolution and ontogeny and applaud his multilevel perspective. With him, we stress the importance in ontogeny of progressive specialisation rather than prewired structures. However, we argue that he slips from “speech” to “language” and that, in seeking homologies, these two levels need to be kept separate in the analysis of evolution and ontogeny.
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  • Biology of Language: Principle Predictions and Evidence.Friedemann Pulvermüller, Bettina Mohr & Hubert Preissl - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):643-645.
    Müller's target article aims to summarize approaches to the question of how language elements and rules are laid down in the brain. However, it suffers from being too vague about basic assumptions and empirical predictions of neurobiological models, and the empirical evidence available to test the models is not appropriately evaluated. In a neuroscientific model of language, different cortical localizations of words can only be based on biological principles. These need to be made explicit. Evidence for and against word class (...)
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  • Müller's Conclusions and Linguistic Research.Frederick J. Newmeyer - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):641-642.
    Because Müiller fails to distinguish between two senses of the term “autonomy,” there is a danger that his results will be misinterpreted by both linguists and neuroscientists. Although he may very well have been successful in refuting one sense of autonomy, he may actually have helped to provide an explanation for the correctness of autonomy in its other sense.
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  • Neuroanatomical Structures and Segregated Circuits.Philip Lieberman - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):641-641.
    Segregated neural circuits that effect particular domain-specific behaviors can be differentiated from neuroanatomical structures implicated in many different aspects of behavior. The basal ganglionic components of circuits regulating nonlinguistic motor behavior, speech, and syntax all function in a similar manner. Hence, it is unlikely that special properties and evolutionary mechanisms are associated with the neural bases of human language.
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  • Pluripotentiality, Epigenesis, and Language Acquisition.Bob Jacobs & Lori Larsen - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):639-639.
    Müller provides a valuable synthesis of neurobiological evidence on the epigenetic development of neural structures involved in language acquisition. The pluripotentiality of developing neural tissue crucially constrains linguistic/cognitive theorizing about supposedly innate neural mechanisms and contributes significantly to our understanding of experience–dependent processes involved in language acquisition. Without this understanding, any proposed explanation of language acquisition is suspect.
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  • A Worthy Enterprise Injured by Overinterpretation and Misrepresentation.Marc D. Hauser & Jon Sakata - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):638-638.
    The synthetic position adopted by Müller is weakened by a large number of overinterpretations and misrepresentations, together with a caricatured view of innateness and modularity.
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  • Neurobiological Approaches to Language: Falsehoods and Fallacies.Yosef Grodzinsky - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):637-637.
    The conclusion that language is not really innate or modular is based on several fallacies. I show that the target article confuses communicative skills with linguistic abilities, and that its discussion of brain/language relations is replete with factual errors. I also criticize its attempt to contrast biological and linguistic principles. Finally, I argue that no case is made for the “alternative” approach proposed here.
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  • Familial Language Impairment: The Evidence.Myrna Gopnik - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):635-636.
    Müller argues that general cognitive skills and linguistic skills are not necessarily independent. However, cross-linguistic evidence from an inherited specific language disorder affecting productive rules suggests significant degrees of modularity, innateness, and universality of language. Confident claims about the overall nature of such a complex system still await more interdisciplinary research.
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  • Autonomy of Syntactic Processing and the Role of Broca's Area.Angela D. Friederici - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):634-635.
    Both autonomy and local specificity are compatible with observed interconnectivity at the cell level when considering two different levels: cell assemblies and brain systems. Early syntactic structuring processes in particular are likely to representan autonomous module in the language/brain system.
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  • How to Grow a Human.Michael C. Corballis - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):632-633.
    I enlarge on the theme that the brain mechanisms required for languageand other aspects of the human mind evolved through selective changes in the regulatory genes governing growth. Extension of the period of postnatal growth increases the role of the environment in structuring the brain, and spatiotemporal programming ofgrowth might explain hierarchical representation, hemispheric specialization, and perhaps sex differences.
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  • Double Dissociation, Modularity, and Distributed Organization.John A. Bullinaria & Nick Chater - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):632-632.
    Müller argues that double dissociations do not imply underlying modularity of the cognitive system, citing neural networks as examples of fully distributed systems that can give rise to double dissociations. We challenge this claim, noting that suchdouble dissociations typically do not “scale-up,” and that even some singledissociations can be difficult to account for in a distributed system.
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  • An Innate Language Faculty Needs Neither Modularity nor Localization.Derek Bickerton - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):631-632.
    Müller misconstrues autonomy to mean strict locality of brain function, something quite different from the functional autonomy that linguists claim. Similarly, he misperceives the interaction of learned and innate components hypothesized in current generative models. Evidence from sign languages, Creole languages, and neurological studies of rare forms of aphasia also argues against his conclusions.
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  • Immunoselection and Male Diseases.Matteo Adinolfi - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (3):441-442.
  • Paul Broca and the Evolutionary Genetics of Cerebral Asymmetry.Tim J. Crow - 2012 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 70:133-147.
    In 1873, within two years of the publication of The Descent of Man, Friedrich Max Mueller wrote: There is one difficulty which Mr Darwin has not sufficiently appreciated … There is between the whole animal kingdom on the one side, and man, even in his lowest state, on the other, a barrier which no animal has ever crossed, and that barrier is – Language … If anything has a right to the name of specific difference, it is language, as we (...)
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  • The Relationship Between Androgen Levels and Human Spatial Abilities.Valerie J. Shute, James W. Pellegrino, Lawrence Hubert & Robert W. Reynolds - 1983 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 21 (6):465-468.
  • Explaining Hemispheric Asymmetry: New Dichotomies for Old?Gillian Cohen - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):67-67.
  • Temporal Processing and the Left Hemisphere.Amiram Carmon - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):66-67.
  • Shortcomings of the Verbal/Nonverbal Dichotomy: Seems to Us We've Heard This Song Before….M. P. Bryden & F. A. Allard - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):65-66.
  • Hemisphere Specialization: Definitions, Not Incantations.Hiram H. Brownell & Howard Gardner - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):64-65.
  • The Nature of Hemispheric Specialization: Why Should There Be a Single Principle?Paul Bertelson - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):63-64.
  • Population Asymmetry and Cross-Species Similarity.Victor H. Denenberg - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):38-49.
  • The Corpus Callosum and Hemispheric Lateralization.László Záborszky - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):37-38.