Scientists say singing mice may provide missing link in history of speech

Guys who imitate Luciano Pavarotti or Justin Bieber to get the girls aren’t alone. Male mice may do a similar trick, matching the pitch of other males’ ultrasonic serenades.

Scientists say singing mice may provide missing link in history of speech

Science Recorder | Kramer Phillips | Sunday, December 30, 2012

A team of Duke University scientists suggest mice may seek to attract females by singing. "We are claiming that mice have limited versions of the brain and behavior traits for vocal learning that are found in humans for learning speech and in birds for learning song," said Duke neurobiologist Erich Jarvis, who oversaw the study... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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