What A Chatty Monkey May Tell Us About Learning To Talk

The gelada monkey, also known as the bleeding heart baboon, makes a gurgling noise or wobble sound that scientists say is close to human speech — at least in how much facial coordination it requires.

“They’re smacking their lips together, they’re changing their face — their facial structure — and they’re vocalizing at the same time,” says Morgan Gustison, a doctoral candidate and researcher with the University of Michigan Gelada Project. Read the Whole story here

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