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Unformatted text preview: things we do (semantics-meaning) ^^^lesions dont allow them to do that Buroqua- came up with skulls, black skulls vs. white skulls racism-white people were better and had bigger heads/brains so they were the better race, crazy, died from lead poisoning Cortex- gray cellular mantle on outside of cerebral hemisphere (where higher brain function is performed, conscious mental activity, thinking, remembering, calculating) Brain with water, still can use brain despite impairment 2 possible hypothesis-only use x% of your brain, high degree of redundancy in brain, both not true(could get messed up with only 5%, highly localized in some spots too) Chomsky-language organ Complexity- why did language develop in a complicated way? Stages in evolution-looking at animal communication to figure it out, birdsong is a good tool, Birdsong-birds make calls (danger, fear) inherited, some make songs (which are learned) sequence of notes...
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- Fall '08