Science Daily/University of Vienna, 12/9/16. "Why can't monkeys speak? Vocal anatomy is not the problem."
how hard is that?
|The human mutation, what is that?|
Chimpanzees have good comments too.
Related links, Science Daily, older articles,"Great Ape language". Why Can't Monkeys and Apes Talk? - Popular Mechanics/Amber Angelle, 4/16/10, "Why can't monkeys and apes talk?" .... "The discovery yields the first evidence that human-specific FOXP2 mutations have influence over speech. Interestingly, the mutations are believed to have occurred around the same time that human language first appeared. But activating a set of language genes isn't enough to create a talking chimp--the way genes influence the brain is too complex. For example, genes "turn on" at different times throughout human development to coordinate the formation of parts of the brain involved with language. "The next step is to look at the individual functions of this set of genes," Konopka says. "They may offer insight about why we're the only species that has the ability to speak, and may even show us how to help people with language abnormalities."
Note photographs. Monkey left. Purple Cow Ideas Management/Susie May, 9/25/12, "Tale of the Rogue Monkey." Chimpanzee right from The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada/About Chimpanzees, Chimp behavior/diet","Chimps are omnivores and eat not only fruits, nuts, seeds, blossoms, and leaves but many kinds of insects and occasionally, the meat of medium-sized mammals.
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