Why women speak better than men (and its significance for evolution)

  title={Why women speak better than men (and its significance for evolution)},
  author={Bart G. de Boer},
In order to make distinctive speech sounds, it is necessary to control two separate acoustic cavities. There has been a longstanding debate about whether a lowered larynx is essential for this. Lieberman and Crelin have used it as an argument against speech in Neanderthals. This claim is controversial, not only for paleontological reasons, but also because researchers do not agree on the need of a lowered larynx for distinctive speech. Researchers using similar methods (computer modeling… 

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