Evolution of Human Hearing and Ties to Language
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25-10-2015, 09:21 AM
Evolution of Human Hearing and Ties to Language
This is an interesting video on the evolution of hearing. It discusses the evolution of the inner ear from fish gill bones, as well as a recent study that found the open savanna of Africa may have played a roll in the development of click languages. The video reminded me of another study that suggests how tonal languages, such as Chinese, developed in humid climates. I found the environmental ties between language and hearing to be quite fascinating.



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25-10-2015, 05:37 PM
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From your inner fish:




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25-10-2015, 05:44 PM
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(25-10-2015 05:37 PM)Ted Tucker Wrote:  From your inner fish:




That's interesting. Thank you.
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25-10-2015, 06:06 PM
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That was so fascinating! Big Grin

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25-10-2015, 06:21 PM
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(25-10-2015 05:37 PM)Ted Tucker Wrote:  From your inner fish:

I just watched Inner Fish, Reptile, and Monkey last night. I wish they'd been a little more detailed with the actual science but they were interesting.

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25-10-2015, 08:13 PM
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(25-10-2015 06:21 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(25-10-2015 05:37 PM)Ted Tucker Wrote:  From your inner fish:

I just watched Inner Fish, Reptile, and Monkey last night. I wish they'd been a little more detailed with the actual science but they were interesting.

The PBS series was good but for much deeper insight Neil Shubins book is a must read!

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25-10-2015, 08:18 PM
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(25-10-2015 08:13 PM)Ted Tucker Wrote:  
(25-10-2015 06:21 PM)unfogged Wrote:  I just watched Inner Fish, Reptile, and Monkey last night. I wish they'd been a little more detailed with the actual science but they were interesting.

The PBS series was good but for much deeper insight Neil Shubins book is a must read!

Yeah, I read it a couple of weeks ago. I had the same reaction to that; good, but a little too superficial and repetitive for my tastes.

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