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Academics and researchers had thought that language may enable higher cognitive functions, and that without it we would lose other high level skills. However, the study has shown that even when the brain is rendered incapable of using or understanding language, it can still retain mathematical ability, another high-level intellectual function.

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That seems like a rather misleading headline. It seems phrased to suggest "You thought language separated you from the animals? Sorry! Another human pretension bites the dust!" When in fact the import of the story seems to be "It actually turns out that humans are separated from animals by MORE THAN language."

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Yeah I know... It is from the PR part of the website though, so (sadly) to be expected. It's why I put the header in quotes.

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