Gorilla Learns Patterns Associated With Speaking
You humans talk to each other all the time. You have many spoken some words that allow you to communicate easily and even help to educate each other. Well, Koko the gorilla, is already famous for her ability to communicate with her keepers by using sign language. She is getting so good that she is now showing signs that she may be able to learn to talk.
Experts also believed the vocal repertoire of each ape species to be fixed, so that they are unable to learn new sounds and breathing patterns, suggesting the human ability to speak is unique.Marcus Perlman, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said: ‘This idea says there’s nothing that apes can do that is remotely similar to speech.