Language Evolution: Loquacious Monkey Brains?

Asif A. Ghazanfar, Cory T. Miller

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Theories about the evolutionary path that led to the neuronal network underlying human language have long generated much heat without light. Using PET imaging, a recent study suggests that monkeys share a circuit for vocal perception with humans, adding some empirical data to the debate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R879-R881
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 24 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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