The etiology of schizophrenia and the origin of language: overview of a theory.
Schizophrenia is present in all human populations with approximately the same incidence. Why does such illness persist given that it is associated with a reproductive disadvantage? What is the balancing advantage? A possible explanation is linked to human language. According to this hypothesis schizophrenia occurs as a manifestation of genetic diversity associated with language--the function by which Homo sapiens has separated from other primate species. Language originated by a genetic mutat...Expand abstract
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