martedì 3 gennaio 2017

# s-brain: 'silent' macaques

<< the evolution of human speech capabilities required neural changes rather than modifications of vocal anatomy. Macaques have a speech-ready vocal tract but lack a speech-ready brain to control it >>

Macaque monkeys have the anatomy for human speech, so why can’t they speak? Dec. 14, 2016

W. Tecumseh Fitch, Bart de Boer, Neil Mathur and Asif A. Ghazanfar. Monkey vocal tracts are speech-ready. Science Advances.  09 Dec 2016: Vol. 2, no. 12, e1600723
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600723

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