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Orangutans hold the key to human speech

August 29, 2019 - General

New research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and Indianapolis Zoo, shows that great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the evolution of human language.

Rocky [Credit: Mark Kaser]The research, in collaboration with the University of Durham, published in Scientific Reports, reveals how orangutans can control their voice in a similar way to humans. Working alongside…

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