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Doctor Gary Marcus
The Birth of the Mind: Genes, Neurons and the Origins of Mental Life.
Two of the most central questions in understanding the nature of the >>uniquely human talent for language are the extent to which the underlying >>neural machinery is "innate" (or "built-in"), and the extent to which >>that machinery is specialized for language as opposed to other cognitive >>functions. In this talk, I show how recent research in genetics and >>developmental neuroscience suggests new ways of thinking about these >> questions.