Gibbon song may be music to the ears of human language students

Gibbons and humans have more in common than might immediately seem apparent. Among many behavioural traits shared by our two species is singing. Not just that – the songs of gibbons have the potential to teach us about the origin of our own human capacities.A recent study in this field, published by Japanese researcher Takeshi Nishimura and colleagues in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology AJPA, enjoyed the mixed blessing of widespread publicity.

via Gibbon song may be music to the ears of human language students.

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