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If you listen closely, the drumbeats of Amazonian tribes sound like human speech. Now the first in-depth study of how the drummers do it: Tiny variations in the time between beats match how words in the spoken language are vocalized. Read more: https://scim.ag/2I0Vpck

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editor
Chris Burns

supervising producers
Sarah Crespi
Nguyên Khôi Nguyên

story by
Catherine Matacic

citation
F. Seifart et al., Royal Society Open Science 2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170354

research photos/footage
Frank Christian Seifart
GAIAMEDIA/AEXCRAM

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