Commentaries, Letters & Invited Pieces

2018 Falk, D. Dart, Raymond Arthur. In: Wenda Trevathan (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. New York: Wiley, in press.

2018 Falk, D. Darwin, Charles R. In: Wenda Trevathan (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. New York: Wiley, in press.

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2013 Falk, D. How the human got her words., issue 0008, Spannerworks, London.

2013 Falk, D., Lepore, F. & Noe, A. Examining photographs of Einstein’s brain is not phrenology! Invited post, Oxford University Press’s blog

2013 Falk, D. Is happiness adaptive?

2011  Falk, D.  Preface to The Human Condition by Robert G. Bednarik, Springer.

2006  Falk, D.  Our mother tongue.   Invited New York Times Op-Ed contribution (May 14, 2006).

2006  Falk, D.  Remarks at presentation of Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award to C. Loring Brace.  Amer. J. Phys. Anthropol. 131:580-581.

2004  Falk, D. Prelinguistic evolution in hominin mothers and babies: For cryin’ out loud!  Commentary on target article by Soltis: The signal functions of early infant crying, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27:461-462.

2002  Falk, D.  Brain size evolution.  Encyclopedia of Evolution, Vol. 1, Oxford University Press: 120-123 (invited).

2000  Falk, D.  Careers in science offer women an unusual bonus: immortality.  Nature 407:833.

2000  Falk, D.  L’Australopitheque gracile etait-il musicien?  La Recherche, Novembre, 78-81.

2000  Falk, D.  Evolution des Gehirns.  In Katalog zur Ausstellung Am Anfang War Das Bild, United Exhibits Group,Koln, p. 20-21.

1999  Falk, D. and J. Redmond   Reply to M. D. Matheson.  Discover Magazine, September, p. 16.

1998  Falk, D.  Hominid brain evolution: Looks can be deceiving.  Science 280:1714; (Appeared in French in Le Figaro).

1998  Falk, D.  No Surprises? Response to T. White.  Science 281:45.

1995  Falk, D.  What I did last summer.  New England Archaeological News (Armidale,New South Wales) 4:3-4.

1995  Falk, D.  Commentary on “The expensive-tissue hypothesis” by L. Aiello and P. Wheeler.  Curr. Anth. 36:212.

1993  Falk, D.  A good brain is hard to cool.  Natural History, August, p. 65.

1993  Falk, D. and B. Dudek.  Mosaic evolution of the neocortex.  Invited commentary in Behav. Br. Sci., 16:701-702.

1992  Falk, D.  Women in science: letter to the editor, Science 256:1612.

1992  Falk, D.  Letter to the editor, American Scientist, January-February 1992:5-6.

1992  Falk, D.  Women are bipeds, too.  Newsweek Magazine, September 21.

1991  Falk, D.  Author’s response to Continuing Commentary on Brain evolution in Homo: The “radiator” theory.  More on the radiator.  Behav. Br. Sci. 14:529-530.

1989  Falk, D.  Primate tool use: But what about their brains?  Invited commentary in Behav. Br. Sci., 12:595-596.

1989  Falk, D. Comment on the archaelology of perception: traces of depiction and language, by I. Davidson and W. Noble, Curr. Anthropol. 30:141-142.

1988  Falk, D.  Allometry cannot be ignored in brain evolution studies.  Invited commentary in Behav. Br. Sci. 11:92-93.

1986  Falk, D.  Hominid evolution (letter).  Science 234:11.

1985  Falk, D.  Early man in Kenya: first signs of language.  Kenya Past and Present 17:24-25.

1985  Falk, D.  Le cerveau des hominides.  La Recherche, November, 1985: 1400 (also appears in Spanish).

1984  Falk, D.  The petrified brain.  Natural History, September issue: 36-39.

1984  Falk, D.  Implications of the parcellation theory for paleoneurology: invited commentary on evolution and ontogeny of neural circuits  by S. Ebbesson.  Behav. Brain Sci. 7:338.

1981  Falk, D. and  E. Armstrong.  Results of the Symposium on methods and concepts in primate brain evolution, Congress of the International Primatological Society.  Italy, 1980.  In B. Chiarelli and R. Corruccini (Eds.): Advanced Views in Primate Biology. Springer Verlag, pp. 206-211.

1980  Falk, D.  CA* comment on Sapienization and speech by G. Krantz.  Curr. Anthrop. 21:780.