When did humans evolve language?
- October 27, 2023
- Richard Futrell, language science, Discover Magazine, Oct. 27, 2023
Richard Futrell, [associate] professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies language processing in humans and machines, explains why a certain level of neurological development is necessary for spoken language. “Speaking requires fine-grained motor control, and it has to be fast,” he says. … “There seems to be a special fast path for control of the vocal apparatus in humans that enables humans to produce more different sounds reliably,” Futrell says.
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