Neuroscientists Reveal How Adolescent Birds Memorize Songs Sung By Their Father

Zebra finches spend their adolescent years memorizing their father’s songs so they can someday sing all on their own. (Photo : Flickr: Jim Bendon) Scientists have known for some time now that birds ultimately learn their tunes by observing their father’s courtship calls. However, neuroscientists from New York University’s Langone Medical Center explored this behavior a little further and identified the precise brain circuitry changes that occur when young zebra finches mature and know the songs on their own.   Share This Story Related Articles Songbirds Can Sing Like Humans With Complex Vocal Cords Humans and Birds: Different Organs Produce Songs In Same Way [VIDEO] Climate Change and Plate Tectonics Shaped Evolution of Modern Birds, Researchers Say Male Crickets Imitate Predator Chirps To Startle Potential Mates Into Revealing Location Dancing Dinosaurs…


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