Complexity Digest 2005.35 - 08.01
Excerpts: Communication evolved hand-in-hand with social bonding, suggests a new study of non-human primates, which probes the origins of language.
¡§The work tells us that communication is right there at the base of social behaviour and that having a larger vocal repertoire allows you to have a more complex social set up,¡¨ says Karen McComb, at the University of Sussex, UK, who carried out the work.
- Source: Primate Communication Linked To Social Bonding
[ http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7898 ], Duncan Graham-Rowe, NewScientist.com news service, 05/08/24