Does Human’s Cognitive System Evolve?

Valery Solovyev


Earlier an unexpected phenomenon – acceleration of grammar change for Indo-European languages – was found, but its reason is not clear. Probable reason is an evolution change of cognitive mechanisms 6-11 thousand years ago. It means that evolution of the human mind has not been completed in Pleistocene. We discover a correlation between grammar change acceleration and population distribution of gene ASPM, regulating some processes in human brain development. It is proposed that acceleration of some cognitive processes may be a competitive advantage of ASPM.    


cognition, grammar database, evolution, phylogenetic algorithms, gene ASPM.

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