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Bound for Specific Sounds: Vocal Predisposition in Animal Communication


Garcia, Maxime; Manser, Marta (2020). Bound for Specific Sounds: Vocal Predisposition in Animal Communication. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(9):690-693.

Abstract

Mechanical constraints imposed by anatomical adaptations are a ubiquitous feature of animal sound production. They can give rise to ‘vocal predispositions’ (i.e., acoustic structures strictly determined by vocal anatomy). Such predispositions are crucial to the investigation of the cognitive and evolutionary processes underlying acoustic communication in vertebrates, including human speech.

Abstract

Mechanical constraints imposed by anatomical adaptations are a ubiquitous feature of animal sound production. They can give rise to ‘vocal predispositions’ (i.e., acoustic structures strictly determined by vocal anatomy). Such predispositions are crucial to the investigation of the cognitive and evolutionary processes underlying acoustic communication in vertebrates, including human speech.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
490 Other languages
590 Animals (Zoology)
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Life Sciences > Cognitive Neuroscience
Uncontrolled Keywords:vocal adaptation, vocal control, human speech, vocal learning, animal sound production, bioacoustics, vocal anatomy
Language:English
Date:1 September 2020
Deposited On:12 Oct 2020 09:14
Last Modified:27 Jan 2022 02:45
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1364-6613
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2020.05.013

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