Urges to Communicate

All social animals have them

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As we and all other animals experience, our bodies are subject to numerous repetitive urges or needs — to breathe, to drink, to eat, to eliminate, to sleep, to move, to mate, and so on. Among social animals like us there are also needs to communicate.

All of our needs or urges involve timing, which is to a greater or lesser extent under our voluntary control, from…



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Jim Mason

I study language, cognition, and humans as social animals. You can support me by joining Medium at https://jmason37-80878.medium.com/membership