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Birds Possess an Innate Vocal Signature Based on Silent Gaps
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
Zebra finches reared by another species learn to sing their foster parents’ song with rhythms characteristic of their genetic background.
Neural Activity Reflects a Bird’s Perception of How Well It Sings
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Zebra finches dial down dopamine signaling when they hear errors in a song performance.
Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2017
Birds' brains respond to distorted songs with changes in dopamine signaling.
Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 29, 2016
Audio recordings of bats hashing out disputes reveals that their calls are laden with information about identity and intent.
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2016
As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2016
Using an MRI scanner to examine how dogs’ brains process speech, researchers find that our canine companions hear both what we say and how we say it.
Man and Bird Chat While Honey Hunting
Bob Grant | Jul 25, 2016
A study suggests that humans and avians in sub-Saharan Africa communicate to find and mutually benefit from the sweet booty.
Staff | Jun 30, 2016
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researcher Peter Tyack expresses the beauty of marine mammal communication.
Exploring Emotional Contagion
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
Researchers are beginning to pinpoint the mechanisms by which emotions can be “spread” among people.
Scientific Literacy Redefined
Cynthia Brandenburg | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.