Morgan Kelly (Futurity) | Did human speech start with monkey lip smack?

Two recent studies by Princeton University researchers suggest that the oral-facial component of human speech mirrors the rhythm, development, and internal dynamics of lip smacking, a friendly back-and-forth gesture performed by primates such as chimpanzees, baboons, and macaques.


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Morgan Kelly (Futurity) | Did human speech start with monkey lip smack?

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