These links are very deep background (i.e. not directly relevant) for the lectures, but interest in evolution within psychology is partly an artifact of the rapid increase in knowlege about genetics.


Nature news update on a ‘language gene’ (October, 2001)

BBC news item on this

National Geographic item on this

BBC August 02: changes in the FOXP2 gene between chimpanzee and humans

Abstract of the orginal 2002 Nature article

“Gene leaves apes speechles” on Nature Science update

Wellcome file on "the FOXP2 Story" | Wellcome file on FoxP2 in mice

Discussion in the 2003 Brain article on role of FOXP2 in brain development in mouse and human (in popup window)



older more general links for genetics and the genome.