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Recommended Reading

Lecture 1: The evolution of cognition without miracles

Taylor, A.H., Miller, R. and Gray, R.D. (2012). New Caledonian crows reason about hidden causal agents. PNAS published ahead of print September 17, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1208724109

Milius, S. (2013). A differ kind of Smart. ScienceNews, 4th May 2013


Lecture 2: The evolution of language without miracles

Dunn, M., Greenhill, S.J., Levinson, S.C. and Gray, R.D. (2011). Evolved structure of language shows lineage-specific trends in word-order universals. Nature, 473, 79–82. doi:10.1038/nature09923

Levinson, S.C. and Gray, R.D. (2012). Tools from evolutionary biology shed new light on the diversification of languages. Trends in Cognitive Science, 16 (3), 167-173 doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.01.007


Lecture 3: The evolution of culture without miracles

Gray, R.D., Greenhill, S.J., and Bryant, D. (2010). On the shape and fabric of human history. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, B, 365, 3923-3933.

Gray, R.D, Drummond, A.J. and Greenhill, S.J. (2009). Language phylogenies reveal expansion pulses and pauses in Pacific settlement. Science, 323, 479-483.

Heaven, D. (2013). Whispers from the past. New Scientist, 7 September, Volume 219, 2933,32-35

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