Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Juvenile birds learn the length of the sounds in a song from a false memory introduced via optogenetics, instead of from real interactions with a tutor bird.
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains

Juvenile birds learn the length of the sounds in a song from a false memory introduced via optogenetics, instead of from real interactions with a tutor bird.

Juvenile birds learn the length of the sounds in a song from a false memory introduced via optogenetics, instead of from real interactions with a tutor bird.

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Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Abby Olena | Jul 26, 2018
Researchers show that Drosophila melanogaster males are capable of producing more modes of courtship song with their wings than previously thought.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Diana Kwon | Feb 28, 2017
An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.
Birds Possess an Innate Vocal Signature Based on Silent Gaps
Birds Possess an Innate Vocal Signature Based on Silent Gaps
Diana Kwon | Feb 28, 2017
 Zebra finches reared by another species learn to sing their foster parents’ song with rhythms characteristic of their genetic background.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
Birds May Make Music, But They Lack Rhythm
Birds May Make Music, But They Lack Rhythm
Jenny Rood | Feb 28, 2017
Birdsong bears a striking resemblance to human music, but it’s not yet clear that birds interpret it that way.
Bats Sing Sort of Like Birds
Bats Sing Sort of Like Birds
Bob Grant | Feb 28, 2017
Some bat vocalizations resemble bird songs, though at higher frequencies, and as researchers unveil the behaviors’ neural underpinnings, the similarities may run even deeper.
Researchers Study Rodent Songs They Can’t Hear
Researchers Study Rodent Songs They Can’t Hear
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 28, 2017
Mice and rats produce ultrasonic signals to attract mates.
From Cricket Choruses to <em>Drosophila</em> Calls
From Cricket Choruses to Drosophila Calls
Jef Akst | Feb 28, 2017
A handful of insect species communicate using auditory signals—sounds that researchers have dubbed “song.”