Language evolution: Neural differences that make a difference

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Language is unique to humans, but did it evolve gradually or suddenly, from a chance mutation or as a consequence of a larger brain? Two studies now suggest that language may have arisen gradually from precursors in other primates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalNature neuroscience
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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