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dc.contributor.author Marcus, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-08T21:42:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-08T21:42:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6055
dc.description 01 hr 09 min en
dc.description.abstract The idea of humans as rational and optimal creatures is making a comeback. But Gary Marcus, psychology professor and director of the NYU Center for Child Language, delivers the 80th Annual James Arthur Lecture during which he argues that the mind in general, and language in particular, might be better seen as what engineers call a kluge: clumsy and inelegant, but still remarkably effective. en
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dc.format.mimetype audio/basic
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en
dc.relation.ispartofseries James Arthur lecture on the evolution of the human brain, no. 80, 2010 en
dc.title Language as Kluge en
dc.type Recording, oral en

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  • James Arthur Lecture on the Evolution of the Human Brain
    Early in the 20th century, James Arthur became associated with the AMNH. His fascination with the human brain led to his bequest to the AMNH permitting the establishment of the James Arthur Lectures on the Evolution of the Human Brain. The first lecture was given March 15, 1932.

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