Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned
Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.
Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned

Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.

Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.

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Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
People have a unique anatomy that supports our ability to produce complex language.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2017
The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.
Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?
Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 13, 2016
Anatomical analysis suggests monkeys possess all the hardware for human-like speech, they just lack the neurological capacity to use it.
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Tanya Lewis | Jul 27, 2016
Captive ape produces more than 500 vowel-like sounds, offering clues to how speech evolved in humans.
How Dogs Interpret Speech
How Dogs Interpret Speech
Jef Akst | Dec 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.
The Flap about FoxP2
The Flap about FoxP2
Jack Lucentini | Oct 24, 2005
Recent results are as puzzling as they are beguiling, dredging up debates about the nature of language and the ability of a single gene to affect it so greatly.