Request for Information (RFI) on Public and Private Sector Uses of Biometric Technologies: Responses
- Computer Science
This comment explores the term GIGO; considers its application to FRT; and proposes best practices to address the issue, including establishing minimum photo quality and editing standards, annual algorithmic audits, and allowing governments and companies to purchase only the most sophisticated software trained on representative data.
Pantomime as the original human-specific communicative system
- PsychologyJournal of Language Evolution
We propose reframing one of the key questions in the field of language evolution as what was the original human-specific communicative system? With the help of cognitive semiotics, first we clarify…
Eco-evo-devo and iterated learning: towards an integrated approach in the light of niche construction
- BiologyBiology & Philosophy
It is argued that eco-evo-devo provides the appropriate conceptual background to ground an account for the many interconnected genetic, environmental and developmental factors that facilitated the emergence of an organic system able to develop language through the iterated transmission of information.
Ideophones and the Evolution of Language
1. The gestural origin theory of language genesis 2. What are ideophones? 3. Lexical origins of ideophones 4. Suiting the word to the action: oral charades 5. Ideophones as a possible solution to the…
Introduction: Origin and Evolution of Language—An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Anyone who intends to deal with the origins of language should face what critics describe as an inescapable truth: since language does not fossilize, the investigation of its origins should not rely…
The “baboon boy” of the Eastern Cape and the making of the human in South Africa
Abstract This paper examines the early twentieth century story of Lucas, the so-called “baboon boy” of the Eastern Cape, in order to unpack some of the mechanisms (social, ideological, racial and…
What are the Units of Language Evolution?
An in-depth analysis of how the unit-heuristic can be implemented into language origin and evolution studies and the importance of developing hierarchy theories is more fully explained.
Pantolang: A synthetic cognitive-semiotic approach to language origins
The key concept of the project is that of pantomime, a communication system based on whole-body re-enactment of events, relying predominantly on iconicity/resemblance (Zywiczynski et al., 2016;…
The multimodal origins of linguistic communication
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The faculty of language: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?
- Psychology, BiologyScience
We argue that an understanding of the faculty of language requires substantial interdisciplinary cooperation. We suggest how current developments in linguistics can be profitably wedded to work in…
. Applied Evolutionary Epistemology: A new methodology to enhance interdisciplinary research between the human and natural sciences
Chapter 2. The origin of the social approach in language and cognitive research exemplified by studies into the origin of language
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE UNITS, LEVELS AND MECHANISMS OF LANGUAGE EVOLUTION
When evolutionary biologists and epistemologists investigate the evolution of life, they deconstruct the problem into three research areas: they search for the units, levels and mechanisms of life’s…
Biologische Fragestellung in der Tierpsychologie
Zusammenfassung Nach dem Gesagten konnen wir die Aufgaben, die sich aus der Notwendigkeit einer echt biologischen Fragestellung fur die Tierpsychologie-ergeben, in kurzester Weise zusammenfassen.…
Psychology As The Behaviorist Views It
Psychology as the behaviorist views it is a purely objective experimental branch of natural science. Its theoretical goal is the prediction and control of behavior. Introspection forms no essential…