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Auditory object processing and primate biological evolution

  • Barry Horwitz (a1), Fatima T. Husain (a1) and Frank H. Guenther (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2005

This commentary focuses on the importance of auditory object processing for producing and comprehending human language, the relative lack of development of this capability in nonhuman primates, and the consequent need for hominid neurobiological evolution to enhance this capability in making the transition from protosign to protospeech to language.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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