I had this question in my mind and tried to think of why we would evolve to be able to control our breath. I remembered the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, which makes a lot of sense and would explain it, though it is not a confirmed scientific theory (but that is another topic). I also found this question, but it has not been answered properly. A Google search hasn't given me much either.
So my question is, what is the current scientific thinking on this topic (if there is one)?
edit I know that the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is not a scientific theory. I did not ask anything about it, I only brought it up because it came up a lot when I was looking for an answer to my question. I do not want "maybe this is why it evolved", I was more interested in some creditable scientific paper or something similar.