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Is the Neural Basis of Vocalisation Different in Non-Human Primates and Homo Sapiens?

Detlev Ploog

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

From an evolutionary perspective, the voice was a prerequisite for the emergence of speech. Speech, the most advanced mode of vocal communication, became possible only after gradual transformations ... More


Primate Neuroethology

Michael Platt and Asif Ghazanfar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This edited volume bridges the epistemological gap between primate ethologists and primate neurobiologists. Experts in several fields review work ranging from primate foraging behavior, to the ... More


Social cognition

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Recent interest in dog behaviour has been overwhelmed by questions on socio-cognitive abilities in this species. This chapter refers to such abilities in a broad sense, that is, it includes ... More


Vocalizations as Auditory Objects: Behavior and Neurophysiology

Cory T. Miller and Yale E. Cohen

in Primate Neuroethology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Vocal communication is a fundamental component of both human and nonhuman animal behavior. Because of the behavioral significance of vocalizations, it is likely that these acoustic signals have had a ... More


Birdsong and Other Animal Models for Human Speech, Song, and Vocal Learning

W. Tecumseh Fitch and Erich D. Jams

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter highlights the similarities and differences between learned song, in birds and other animal models, and speech and song in humans, by reviewing the comparative biology of birdsong and ... More


Flexibility in Great Ape Vocal Production

Simon W. Townsend, Stuart K. Watson, and Katie E. Slocombe

in Chimpanzees in Context: A Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226727844
eISBN:
9780226728032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226728032.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Language’s emergence has been argued to represent one of the major evolutionary transitions in the history of life, yet elucidating its origins is challenging. However, unpacking the phylogenetic ... More


Vocal communication and social awareness in chimpanzees and bonobos

Zanna Clay and Klaus Zuberbühler

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A core Darwinian principle is that complex traits evolve gradually, usually as elaborations of pre-existing traits, rather than appearing de novo. While many traits are visible in the fossil record, ... More


Vocal Control and Corporeal Control—Vocalization, Gesture, Rhythm, Movement, and Emotion

Iain Morley

in The Prehistory of Music: Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234080
eISBN:
9780191804281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234080.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the relationships between vocal control and gesture, rhythm, movement, and emotion. It analyses the role entrainment or the ability to synchronize with a pulse in human musical ... More


Vocal Communication and Social Knowledge in African Elephants

Karen McComb, David Reby, and Cynthia J. Moss

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter evaluates the extent of social knowledge based on vocal signals in female African elephants. It examines how information on social identity is coded in calls and the distances over which ... More


Oceanic societies: studying cetaceans with a social networks approach

Shane Gero and Luke Rendell

in Animal Social Networks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199679041
eISBN:
9780191794094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679041.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Cetaceans have diverse and sometimes complex social structures, including features such as long-term units with hierarchical levels of association and second-order alliances coupled with vocal ... More


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