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Contact calls: Information and social function
The focus of acoustic communication studies differs between birds and primates due to differences between the avian and primate social structures. Contact calls exist in almost all speciesExpand
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Reinforcing effects of methamphetamine in planarians
Reinforcing properties of dopamine agonist, methamphetamine, for planarians were examined with the conditioned place preference (CPP) procedure. The planarians showed preference for the environmentExpand
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Dissociable roles of the medial prefrontal cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, and the hippocampus in behavioural flexibility revealed by serial reversal of three-choice discrimination in rats
Contributions of different limbic cortical areas to mediation of behavioural flexibility were examined using repeated acquisition of three-choice discrimination in operant chambers. Rats were trainedExpand
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Visual discrimination of real objects and pictures in pigeons
Pigeons were trained on two visual discrimination tasks. One task was discrimination between real objects and their photographs. Training stimuli consisted of real food (grains), photographs of food,Expand
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Pigeons' discrimination of paintings by Monet and Picasso.
Pigeons successfully learned to discriminate color slides of paintings by Monet and Picasso. Following this training, they discriminated novel paintings by Monet and Picasso that had never beenExpand
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Functional Hemispheric Specialization in Processing Phonemic and Prosodic Auditory Changes in Neonates
This study focuses on the early cerebral base of speech perception by examining functional lateralization in neonates for processing segmental and suprasegmental features of speech. For this purpose,Expand
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Reinforcing property of music in Java sparrows (Padda oryzivora)
The reinforcing property of music for Java sparrows was examined in a chamber with three perches. One of the end perches produced music by Bach while the other perch produced music by Schoenberg. TwoExpand
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Discrimination of consonance and dissonance in Java sparrows
Six adult Java sparrows were trained to discriminate between consonant and dissonant sounds consisting of three tones. In the consonance group, the perching response was reinforced when consonanceExpand
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Combined effects of recent Pacific cooling and Indian Ocean warming on the Asian monsoon
Recent research indicates that the cooling trend in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the past 15 years underlies the contemporaneous hiatus in global mean temperature increase. During the hiatus, theExpand
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A Single Amino Acid Mutation in SNAP-25 Induces Anxiety-Related Behavior in Mouse
Synaptosomal-associated protein of 25 kDa (SNAP-25) is a presynaptic protein essential for neurotransmitter release. Previously, we demonstrate that protein kinase C (PKC) phosphorylates Ser187 ofExpand
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