Heather Spence, Marine Biologist
Orchestrating Coastal Marine Ecology Investigation and Outreach

Heather Spence, Marine Biologist

Singing Mice – evidence for vocal learning

Evidence for vocal learning in mice was just published, the Duke team studied neural mechanisms of male courtship vocalizations (which are ultrasonic) and found cases of reliance on auditory feedback, and pitch matching. The evidence is not as strong as for vocal learning in humans and songbirds, and may represent a more subtle part of a vocal learning continuum.

 

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