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Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees

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For 30 years Roger Fouts has pioneered communication with chimpanzees through sign language–beginning with a mischievous baby chimp named Washoe. This remarkable book describes Fout’s odyssey from novice researcher to celebrity scientist to impassioned crusader for the rights of animals. Living and conversing with these sensitive creatures has given him a profound appreciation of what they can teach us about ourselves. It has also made Fouts an outspoken opponent of biomedical experimentatio…

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ELI5:Why does moving our mouth or sticking out our tongue make a difficult task seem easier?(r/explainlikeimfive)

It has to do with the development of fine motor skills, and language. Essentially they coevolved. Fine motor skills in hands enabled tool use at the same time it allowed for complex gestural communication.
Complex vocal communication relies on fine motor control of tongue and lips. So the same area of the brain is involved in both. (Also why people gesture with their hands when they talk)

The author of this book talks about it. www.amazon.com/Next-Kin-My-Conversations-Chimpanze…

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Roger Fouts

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