A zetetic's perspective on gesture, speech, and the evolution of right-handedness
Amir Raz a1andOpher Donchin a2
a1 Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division, White Plains, NY 10605
firstname.lastname@example.org a2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205
Charmed by Corballis's presentation, we challenge the use of mirror neurons as a supporting platform for the gestural theory of language, the link between vocalization and cerebral specialization, and the relationship between gesture and language as two separate albeit coupled systems of communication. We revive an alternative explanation of lateralization of language and handedness.