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Gestural communication in young gorillas (Gorilla gorilla): Gestural repertoire, learning, and use
In the present study we investigated the gestural communication of gorillas (Gorilla gorilla). The subjects were 13 gorillas (1–6 years old) living in two different groups in captivity. Our goal wasExpand
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Gestural communication in subadult bonobos (Pan paniscus): Repertoire and use
This article aims to provide an inventory of the communicative gestures used by bonobos (Pan paniscus), based on observations of subadult bonobos and descriptions of gestural signals and similarExpand
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Gestural communication of orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)
This study represents a systematic investigation of the communicative repertoire of Sumatran orangutans ( Pongo pygmaeus abelii ), with a focus on intentional signals in two groups of captiveExpand
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Primate Vocalization, Gesture, and the Evolution of Human Language
The performance of language is multimodal, not confined to speech. Review of monkey and ape communication demonstrates greater flexibility in the use of hands and body than for vocalization.Expand
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Gestural communication of apes
Gestural communication of nonhuman primates may allow insight into the evolutionary scenario of human communication given the flexible use and learning of gestures as opposed to vocalizations. ThisExpand
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To move or not to move: How apes adjust to the attentional state of others
A previous observational study suggested that when faced with a partner with its back turned, chimpanzees tend to move around to the front of a non-attending partner and then gesture — rather thanExpand
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Social communication in siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus): use of gestures and facial expressions
The current study represents the first systematic investigation of the social communication of captive siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus). The focus was on intentional signals, including tactile andExpand
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Unpeeling the layers of language: Bonobos and chimpanzees engage in cooperative turn-taking sequences
Human language is a fundamentally cooperative enterprise, embodying fast-paced and extended social interactions. It has been suggested that it evolved as part of a larger adaptation of humans’Expand
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A cross-cultural study on the use of gestures: Evidence for cross-linguistic transfer?
Anecdotal reports provide evidence of so called “hybrid” gesturer whose non-verbal behavior of one language/culture becomes visible in the other. The direction of this gestural transfer seems toExpand
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Handedness for manual gestures in great apes. A meta-analysis
Left hemisphere dominance for language and speech is a prominent feature of the human brain. Some have suggested that left hemisphere lateralization for language in modern humans evolved from anExpand
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