Signs used by apes understood by humans

Researchers believe gestures used by chimps and bonobos were a “starting point” for our language. …

“We were really surprised by the results,” said Dr Catherine Hobaiter from St Andrews University. “It turns out we can all do it almost instinctively, which is both fascinating from an evolution of communication perspective and really quite annoying as a scientist who spent years training how to do it,” she joked.

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