Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

@inproceedings{Oudeyer2006SelfOrganizationIT,
  title={Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech},
  author={Pierre-Yves Oudeyer},
  booktitle={Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language},
  year={2006}
}
Speech is the principal supporting medium of language. In this book Pierre-Yves Oudeyer considers how spoken language first emerged. He presents an original and integrated view of the interactions between self-organization and natural selection, reformulates questions about the origins of speech, and puts forward what at first sight appears to be a startling proposal - that speech can be spontaneously generated by the coupling of evolutionarily simple neural structures connecting perception and… 
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