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Roundup: Birdsong and Human Speech

  • Published27 Jul 2017
  • Reviewed27 Jul 2017
  • Author Kristina Reznikov
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

You may have woken up this morning to the sound of birds singing. But it’s not just a pretty sound. Some species of bird learn their songs by imitating sounds around them, much like the way we learn to speak. It’s called vocal learning, and scientists are studying it in birds to learn more about human language. To learn more, browse through the images and their descriptions and click on the link in each caption to read the full articles.

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