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Rhythmic synchronization tapping to an audio–visual metronome in budgerigars
In all ages and countries, music and dance have constituted a central part in human culture and communication. Recently, vocal-learning animals such as parrots and elephants have been found to shareExpand
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Hierarchical emergence of sequence sensitivity in the songbird auditory forebrain
Bengalese finches (Lonchura striata var. domestica) generate more complex sequences in their songs than zebra finches. Because of this, we chose this species to explore the signal processing of soundExpand
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Song Motor control organizes acoustic patterns on two levels in Bengalese finches (Lonchura striata var. domestica)
Based on statistical analyses of song sequences, Bengalese finch (Lonchura striata var. domestica) songs do not show unvarying motif repetition as has been found in zebra finches (TaeniopygiaExpand
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Cognitive bias in rats evoked by ultrasonic vocalizations suggests emotional contagion
Emotional contagion occurs when an individual acquires the emotional state of another via social cues, and is an important component of empathy. Empathic responses seen in rodents are often explainedExpand
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Effects of metronomic sounds on a self-paced tapping task in budgerigars and humans
Abstract The origin of rhythmic synchronization or entrainment to a musical beat in animals has been widely discussed. Parrots are suitable animals to examine the relationship between the capabilityExpand
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Observing real-time social interaction via telecommunication methods in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)
Humans communicate with one another not only face-to-face but also via modern telecommunication methods such as television and video conferencing. We readily detect the difference between peopleExpand
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Affective valence of neurons in the vicinity of the rat amygdala: Single unit activity in response to a conditioned behavior and vocal sound playback
Abstract We recorded single unit activity within and around the rat amygdala while rats were engaged in an operant task (which included both reward and aversive trials) and during playback ofExpand
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Songbirds and humans apply different strategies in a sound sequence discrimination task
The abilities of animals and humans to extract rules from sound sequences have previously been compared using observation of spontaneous responses and conditioning techniques. However, the resultsExpand
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Effects of amygdala lesions on male mouse ultrasonic vocalizations and copulatory behaviour
Mice produce ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) in several behavioural contexts. In particular, male mice articulate a long series of various sounds to females during courtship behaviour. To determineExpand
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Sex differences in audiovisual discrimination learning by Bengalese finches (Lonchura striata var. domestica).
Both visual and auditory information are important for songbirds, especially in developmental and sexual contexts. To investigate bimodal cognition in songbirds, the authors conducted audiovisualExpand
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