1. Note on these Notes!
  2. week 13
    1. 4/09 exam 3
    2. 4/11 videos
      1. Can chimps Talk? (Nova)
        1. relations among humans, bonobo, chimps
        2. training of Kanzi
        3. his language performance
          1. production
          2. comprehension
        4. interpretation/comparison of performance
          1. interspecies communication
          2. comprehension MUST precede production
          3. a "pidgin" for here and now activities
          4. what's missing?
      2. chimp aggression toward (fake) leopard
        1. use of "weapons"
        2. innate fear?
        3. mutual support during "attack"
        4. role of habitat in response to leopard
  3. week 14
    1. 4/16
      1. return exams
      2. Consciousness conference report
      3. projects?
      4. human language origins discussion
        1. prerequisites and timing
          1. bipedalism, increase in brain size and reorganization (laterality, >neocortex, radial projections from thalamus, special circuits for language), vocal tract
          2. role of glacial cooling 2-3 mya (Calvin)
          3. one origin theory?
            1. Indo-European (IE)
          4. conditions leading to human language
          5. synergy between brain, culture, and language.
    2. 4/18
      1. overview of remaining topics
        1. sex , reproduction, and parenting
        2. social structures in primates
        3. aggression and competition
        4. broad picture of human evolution
        5. ethical issues in primate research
      2. Sex
        1. Why sex?
        2. Social sexual differences among apes (deWaal)
        3. Sexual reproduction and differentiation in mammals (class notes)
        4. Sexual dimorphism (differences in M/F bodies)
        5. Sexual selection (Darwin)
  4. week 15