Categorical perception of mouse-pup ultrasounds in the temporal domain

  title={Categorical perception of mouse-pup ultrasounds in the temporal domain},
  author={G Ehret},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Mouse-pup ultrasounds emitted from outside the nest area are releasers of maternal pup searching and retrieving behaviour. House mouse, Mus domesticus, mothers were tested in a situation with two alternative choices for their unconditioned preference of 50 kHz tone bursts of various durations (models of mouse-pup ultrasounds). Categorical perception in the temporal domain was established by labelling and discrimination tests. Two categories occurred: one of non-preferred short-duration tones… CONTINUE READING

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