Nonadjacent dependency processing in monkeys, apes, and humans

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Science Advances  21 Oct 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 43, eabb0725
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb0725

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vol. 6 no. 43

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  • Received for publication January 28, 2020
  • Accepted for publication September 8, 2020
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  1. Stuart K. Watson1,2,*,
  2. Judith M. Burkart3,
  3. Steven J. Schapiro4,5,
  4. Susan P. Lambeth4,
  5. Jutta L. Mueller6,7, and
  6. Simon W. Townsend1,2,8,
  1. 1Department of Comparative Language Science, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
  2. 2Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language Evolution, Zurich, Switzerland.
  3. 3Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
  4. 4UT MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, Bastrop, TX, USA.
  5. 5Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  6. 6Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany.
  7. 7Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  8. 8Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: swatso88{at}
  • These authors contributed equally as co–last authors.


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