Brain Science Podcast #30 is a discussion of Christine
The First Word: The Search for the Origin of Language.This
episode concentrates on the emergence of the study of language
evolution (evolutionary linguistics) from an area of area of
inquiry that was banned in the 19th century to one that is
flourishing and benefiting from new evidence from fields as diverse
as genetics and studies in animal communication.
Brain Science is hosted by Ginger Campbell, MD. It explores how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brains make us human. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.