Computational cognitive epigenetics

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Abstract

Jablonka & Lamb (J&L) refer only implicitly to aspects of cognitive competence that preceded both evolution of human language and language learning in children. These aspects are important for evolution and development but need to be understood using the design-stance, which the book adopts only for molecular and genetic processes, not for behavioural and symbolic processes. Design-based analyses reveal more routes from genome to behaviour than J&L seem to have considered. This both points to gaps in out understanding of evolution and epigenetic processes and may lead to possible ways of filling the gaps.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-376
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume30
Early online date17 Dec 2007
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2007