Vocal Grooming

Some articles on grooming, vocal grooming:

Origin Of Language - Language Origin Hypotheses - Problems of Reliability and Deception - The Gossip and Grooming Hypothesis
... to Robin Dunbar, does for group-living humans what manual grooming does for other primates — it allows individuals to service their relationships and ... in larger and larger social groups, the task of manually grooming all one's friends and acquaintances became so time-consuming as to be unaffordable ... 'a cheap and ultra-efficient form of grooming' — vocal grooming ...

Famous quotes containing the words grooming and/or vocal:

    Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren’t like this. A dog’s idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish. Dogs spend their time thinking about doing good deeds for their masters, or sleeping.
    James Gorman (b. 1949)

    The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions. But there is also, it seems to me, a moment at which democracy must prove its capacity to act. Every man has a right to be heard; but no man has the right to strangle democracy with a single set of vocal chords.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965)