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image: Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified

Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified

By Shawna Williams | August 28, 2017

The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.


image: Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?

Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 13, 2016

Anatomical analysis suggests monkeys possess all the hardware for human-like speech, they just lack the neurological capacity to use it.

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image: Orangutan Imitates Human Speech

Orangutan Imitates Human Speech

By Tanya Lewis | July 27, 2016

Captive ape produces more than 500 vowel-like sounds, offering clues to how speech evolved in humans.

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image: How Dogs Interpret Speech

How Dogs Interpret Speech

By Jef Akst | December 2, 2014

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot.


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