Making Faces

by Adam S. Wilkins
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Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: January 02, 2017

ISBN: 9780674974487

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Adam Wilkins draws on studies of nonhuman species, the fossil record, genetics, and molecular and developmental biology to reconstruct the evolution of the human face and its inextricable link to our species’ evolving social complexity. The neural and muscular mechanisms that allowed facial expressions also led to speech, which is unique to humans.