Review article by Klaus Zuberbühler

Chimpanzee with baby on a tree branch

Great apes might be able to analyze causality in the events they observe, a capacity that might have been the basis for the evolution of human language syntax.

This is the hypothesis formulated by primatologist Klaus Zuberbühler - member of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language Evolution (ISLE) and professor at the University of Neuchâtel - in an opinion article in the British journal Philosophical Transactions, published by the prestigious Royal Society since 1665.

Read more on the website of the University of Neuchâtel.