Auditory object processing and primate biological evolution

Barry Horwitz, Fatima T. Husain, Frank H. Guenther

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This commentary focuses on the importance of auditory object processing for producing and comprehending human language, the relative lack of development of this capability in nonhuman primates, and the consequent need for hominid neurobiological evolution to enhance this capability in making the transition from protosign to protospeech to language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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