December 5, 2020
Science News

Cognitive Elements of Language Have Existed for 40 Million Years – HeritageDaily

Humans are not the only beings that can identify rules in complex language-like constructions – monkeys and great apes can do so, too, a study at the University of Zurich has shown.
Researchers at the Department of Comparative Language Science of UZH used a series of experiments based on an ‘artificial grammar’ to conclude that this ability can be traced back to our ancient primate ancestors.
Language is one of the most powerful tools available to humankind, as it enables us to share information,…

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