Alessandra Falzone

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Some contemporary theories about the origin and the nature of language resort to concepts with no bearing on Darwinian evolutionary hypothesis or evo-devo perspective which are both based on the reconstruction of species morphological structure transformation. These theories, which evoke qualitative leap, cultural evolution, structure/function coevolution(More)
The aim of this paper is to highlight the role of the social factors among the different forces which influence natural selection. To do this, we'll start analyzing an example of highly complex society, like that of the baboons, in order to show that the building-up of a society depends on extremely flexible and continually negotiated social relationships,(More)
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder mainly caused by mutations in the MECP2 gene affecting around 1 in 10,000 female births. Clinical manifestations include severe linguistic and motor impairments that are the core of phenotype symptoms. Some patients show a moderate level of conservation of linguistic functions while others lose the use of(More)
Literacy: Many studies have been showing that anxious individuals display attention biases including preferential engagement, difficulty in disengagement, or attention avoidance. Research in patients suggests that pathological anxiety may specifically impair spatial short-term and long-term episodic memory. Recently, many authors have emphasized the role of(More)
Entropy can be described qualitatively as a measure of energy dispersal. The concept itself is linked to disorder: entropy is a measure of disorder, and nature tends toward maximum entropy for any isolated system. One of the fields in which energy dispersal can be quantified is eye scanning in visual search. It is well known that visual research time in eye(More)
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