Left hemisphere advantage in the mouse brain for recognizing ultrasonic communication calls

@article{Ehret1987LeftHA,
  title={Left hemisphere advantage in the mouse brain for recognizing ultrasonic communication calls},
  author={G{\"u}nter Ehret},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={325},
  pages={249-251}
}
In humans, sound perceived as speech is processed preferentially by the right ear and the left hemisphere of the brain1–3. Among animals, such an advantage of one hemisphere (lateralization) in processing communication sound from other members of the species has so far been demonstrated only in macaque monkeys4–6. I report here that in the house mouse, which has a very much less elaborate forebrain than man or macaque monkey, the ultrasonic calls that are emitted by young mice to evoke maternal… CONTINUE READING

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