Hand to mouth | Curio

Hand to mouth

26 mins | Sep 4, 2020

If language began in the hands, why did it ever leave? Humans first communicated using gestures around a campfire and secret signals on hunts. At some point, however, we started to make the transition to speech, something that has puzzled cognitive scientist Kensy Cooperrider. In Aeon magazine, he takes a deep dive into the subject.

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