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Brandon Fry at Protolang

Brandon Fry attended the Protolang conference in Rome this year  (http://protolang.org).  Here is his report:

“I attended the 4th edition of the conference Protolang in Rome from September 24-26. The talks included a wide variety of topics, from changes in brain organization (specifically globularization) that may have played a role in the emergence of the language faculty, to the uniquely human bias to (logically incorrectly) assume that an implication in one direction (A -> B) also holds true in the other direction (B -> A) and the role of this assumption in the acquisition of word meaning, to the emergence of systematic structure in artificial communication systems. The invited speakers included Ian Tattersall and Michael Corballis.”

A conference souvenir: 

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