Chapter 4. ProtocadherinXY — a Candidate Gene for Cerebral Asymmetry and Language

  1. Martin Brüne2,
  2. Hedda Ribbert2 and
  3. Wulf Schiefenhövel3,4
  1. Tim J. Crow

Published Online: 1 SEP 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0470867221.ch4

The Social Brain: Evolution and Pathology

The Social Brain: Evolution and Pathology

How to Cite

Crow, T. J. (2003) ProtocadherinXY — a Candidate Gene for Cerebral Asymmetry and Language, in The Social Brain: Evolution and Pathology (eds M. Brüne, H. Ribbert and W. Schiefenhövel), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470867221.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bochum, Alexandrinenstrasse 1–3, D-44791 Bochum, Germany

  2. 3

    Human Ethology Group, Max-Planck-Society, Andechs, Centre for Human Sciences, University of Munich, Germany

  3. 4

    Human Ethology Group, Max-Planck-Society, Von-der-Tann-Strasse 3, D-82346 Andechs, Germany

Author Information

  1. University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK

  1. Reprinted from A. Wray (ed). (2002). The Transition to Language. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 SEP 2003
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849606

Online ISBN: 9780470867228

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Problem for Evolutionary Theory

  • Gradualism in Evolution

  • Discontinuity in Evolution

  • The Out-of-Africa Hypothesis

  • Sex Differences and X–Y Linkage

  • Sexual Selection and Speciation

  • ProtocadherinXY

  • Conclusions

  • References