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Causal beliefs lead to toolmaking, which require handedness for motor control

Wolpert, L; (2003) Causal beliefs lead to toolmaking, which require handedness for motor control. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 26 (2) 242 - 242. 10.1017/S0140525X03580062. Green open access

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Abstract

Toolmaking requires motor skills that in turn require handedness, so that there is no competition between the two sides of the brain. Thus, handedness is not necessarily linked to vocalization but to the origin of causal beliefs required for making complex tools. Language may have evolved from these processes.

Type: Article
Title: Causal beliefs lead to toolmaking, which require handedness for motor control
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X03580062
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X03580062
Language: English
Additional information: © 2003 Cambridge University Press
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Biosciences (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/23404
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