Orangutans Make Two Sounds Simultaneously: A Clue to the Evolution of Human Speech – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Orangutans are capable of simultaneously producing two different sounds, similar to human beatboxers or songbirds. Through observations of vocalizing populations of orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra, researchers discovered this shared vocal phenomenon. The findings raise interesting questions about the evolution of human speech and beatboxing abilities. Researchers argue that the ability to produce dual … Read more