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Male common fruit fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) - about 2 mm long - sitting on a blade of grass with green foliage background
The Sex Appeal of Symmetric Songs
Female fruit flies assess the physical symmetry of male suitors through the songs they sing, a study claims.
The Sex Appeal of Symmetric Songs
The Sex Appeal of Symmetric Songs

Female fruit flies assess the physical symmetry of male suitors through the songs they sing, a study claims.

Female fruit flies assess the physical symmetry of male suitors through the songs they sing, a study claims.

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Researchers Implant Memories in Zebra Finch Brains
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 3, 2019 | 4 min read
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.
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 26, 2018 | 3 min read
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
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018 | 2 min read
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
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017 | 2 min read
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
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017 | 2 min read
 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
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017 | 3 min read
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
Birds May Make Music, But They Lack Rhythm
Jenny Rood | Mar 1, 2017 | 3 min read
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
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2017 | 3 min read
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
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 1, 2017 | 3 min read
Mice and rats produce ultrasonic signals to attract mates.
From Cricket Choruses to Drosophila Calls
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2017 | 3 min read
A handful of insect species communicate using auditory signals—sounds that researchers have dubbed “song.”
The Mystery of Whale Song
Kate Yandell | Mar 1, 2017 | 2 min read
Structured whale songs are shared by group members and evolve over time, but the calls’ functions are still unclear.
From Squeaks to Song
Hannah Waters | May 1, 2012 | 3 min read
House mice sing melodies out of the range of human hearing, and the crooning is impacting research from evolutionary biology to neuroscience.
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