The sound of music: How the songbird learns its melody

Posted by on June 21, 2016 3:54 pm
Categories: health

In zebra finches, only males learn and sing songs, as this is the way they attract a mate. Therefore, learning a complex song to attract the lady zebra finches is crucial for reproduction. The juvenile zebra finches do this by listening to the father’s song and memorizing it. The neurons associated with the memory of the father bird’s song have now been pinpointed.

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