Zebra finches are sensitive to prosodic features of human speech.

Abstract

Variation in pitch, amplitude and rhythm adds crucial paralinguistic information to human speech. Such prosodic cues can reveal information about the meaning or emphasis of a sentence or the emotional state of the speaker. To examine the hypothesis that sensitivity to prosodic cues is language independent and not human specific, we tested prosody perception… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0480

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@article{Spierings2014ZebraFA, title={Zebra finches are sensitive to prosodic features of human speech.}, author={Michelle J. Spierings and Carel ten Cate}, journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences}, year={2014}, volume={281 1787} }