W Tecumseh Fitch
Affiliation: University of St Andrews
- Biology of music: another one bites the dustW Tecumseh Fitch
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, KY6 9JP, UK
Curr Biol 19:R403-4. 2009..Rhythmic entrainment, long believed an exclusive prerogative of humans, has now been demonstrated in several bird species, raising interesting questions about the evolutionary biology of music...
- Glossogeny and phylogeny: cultural evolution meets genetic evolutionW Tecumseh Fitch
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY169JP, Scotland
Trends Genet 24:373-4. 2008..This work offers considerable potential toward unified theories of genetic and cultural change...
- Rhesus macaques spontaneously perceive formants in conspecific vocalizationsW Tecumseh Fitch
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY169JP United Kingdom
J Acoust Soc Am 120:2132-41. 2006..These results indicate that formant perception, a significant component of human voice and speech perception, is a perceptual ability shared with other primates...
- The evolution of music in comparative perspectiveW Tecumseh Fitch
University of St Andrews, School of Psychology, Fife KY16 9JP, Scotland
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:29-49. 2005....
- The biology and evolution of music: a comparative perspectiveW Tecumseh Fitch
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK
Cognition 100:173-215. 2006..In contrast, a comparative approach to music promises rich dividends for our future understanding of the biology and evolution of music...
- Computational constraints on syntactic processing in a nonhuman primateW Tecumseh Fitch
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AJ, Scotland
Science 303:377-80. 2004..Monkeys tested with the same methods, syllables, and sequence lengths were unable to master a grammar at this higher, "phrase structure grammar" level...
- The evolution of the language faculty: clarifications and implicationsW Tecumseh Fitch
University of St Andrews, School of Psychology, St Andrews, KY16 9JP, Scotland, UK
Cognition 97:179-210; discussion 211-25. 2005....
- Using mathematical models of language experimentallyTimothy J O'Donnell
Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Harvard University, William James Hall 1052, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Trends Cogn Sci 9:284-9. 2005..We suggest that this problem can be mitigated by tapping equally rich, but more formal mathematical approaches to language...
- The faculty of language: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?Marc D Hauser
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Science 298:1569-79. 2002....
- Red deer stags use formants as assessment cues during intrasexual agonistic interactionsDavid Reby
School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
Proc Biol Sci 272:941-7. 2005..Our results indicate that mammals other than humans use formants in vital vocal exchanges and can adjust their own formant frequencies in relation to those that they hear...
- Linguistics: an invisible handW Tecumseh Fitch
Nature 449:665-7. 2007
- Motion events in language and cognitionSilvia P Gennari
University of Maryland, Department of Linguistics, CNL Laboratory, College Park, MD 20242, USA
Cognition 83:49-79. 2002..This suggests that linguistic and non-linguistic performance are dissociable, but language-specific regularities made available in the experimental context may mediate the speaker's performance in specific tasks...