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Primate Neuroethology$
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Michael Platt and Asif Ghazanfar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326598

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.001.0001

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The Primate Frontal and Temporal Lobes and Their Role in Multisensory Vocal Communication

The Primate Frontal and Temporal Lobes and Their Role in Multisensory Vocal Communication

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(p.500) Chapter 25 The Primate Frontal and Temporal Lobes and Their Role in Multisensory Vocal Communication
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Primate Neuroethology
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Lizabeth M. Romanski

Asif A. Ghazanfar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0025

By exploring how existing primates use their vocalizations, numerous investigators are building a rigorous, testable framework for how speech might have evolved. Some have suggested that the ability to develop/evolve language depends on the ability to form multisensory associations, and imply that this ability is unique to humans. If its multisensory nature is a fundamental feature of human speech, whereby visual/facial and vocal signals are inextricably linked, then how did such a mechanism evolve? This chapter explores this issue by presenting (1) behavioral evidence that nonhuman primates integrate face and voice information; (2) anatomical evidence that the temporal and frontal cortices of primates are reciprocally connected and are part of a circuit that subserves the integration of face and vocal signals; and (3) physiological evidence that cortical areas in the temporal and frontal lobes of primates show integrative responses to combined face/voice stimuli.

Keywords:   primate brain, vocalizations, speech, frontal lobe, temporal lobe

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