Sounds used in animal communication.
The graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of sounds, such as speech, infant crying, and animal vocalizations.
A subfield of acoustics dealing in the radio frequency range higher than acoustic SOUND waves (approximately above 20 kilohertz). Ultrasonic radiation is used therapeutically (DIATHERMY and ULTRASONIC THERAPY) to generate HEAT and to selectively destroy tissues. It is also used in diagnostics, for example, ULTRASONOGRAPHY; ECHOENCEPHALOGRAPHY; and ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, to visually display echoes received from irradiated tissues.
Communication between animals involving the giving off by one individual of some chemical or physical signal, that, on being received by another, influences its behavior.
The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. In medicine it is often applied in procedures in speech and hearing studies. With regard to the environment, it refers to the characteristics of a room, auditorium, theatre, building, etc. that determines the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The sounds produced by humans by the passage of air through the LARYNX and over the VOCAL CORDS, and then modified by the resonance organs, the NASOPHARYNX, and the MOUTH.
Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.
An order of bottom fishes with short, small, spinous dorsal fins. It is comprised of one family (Batrachoididae) and about 70 species.
The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.
An auditory orientation mechanism involving the emission of high frequency sounds which are reflected back to the emitter (animal).
NEURAL PATHWAYS and connections within the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, beginning at the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and terminating at the AUDITORY CORTEX.
A type of non-ionizing radiation in which energy is transmitted through solid, liquid, or gas as compression waves. Sound (acoustic or sonic) radiation with frequencies above the audible range is classified as ultrasonic. Sound radiation below the audible range is classified as infrasonic.
The region of the cerebral cortex that receives the auditory radiation from the MEDIAL GENICULATE BODY.
PASSERIFORMES of the suborder, Oscines, in which the flexor tendons of the toes are separate, and the lower syrinx has 4 to 9 pairs of tensor muscles inserted at both ends of the tracheal half rings. They include many commonly recognized birds such as CROWS; FINCHES; robins; SPARROWS; and SWALLOWS.
Common name for small PASSERIFORMES in the family Fringillidae. They have a short stout bill (BEAK) adapted for crushing SEEDS. Some species of Old World finches are called CANARIES.
Order of mammals whose members are adapted for flight. It includes bats, flying foxes, and fruit bats.
A tubular organ of VOICE production. It is located in the anterior neck, superior to the TRACHEA and inferior to the tongue and HYOID BONE.
An involuntary expression of merriment and pleasure; it includes the patterned motor responses as well as the inarticulate vocalization.
Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.
The striated muscle groups which move the LARYNX as a whole or its parts, such as altering tension of the VOCAL CORDS, or size of the slit (RIMA GLOTTIDIS).
The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by ACOUSTIC STIMULATION or stimulation of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS.
The process of producing vocal sounds by means of VOCAL CORDS vibrating in an expiratory blast of air.
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
A genus of the subfamily CALLITRICHINAE occurring in forests of Brazil and Bolivia and containing seventeen species.
Software capable of recognizing dictation and transcribing the spoken words into written text.
A dimension of auditory sensation varying with cycles per second of the sound stimulus.
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
Includes both producing and responding to words, either written or spoken.
BIRDS of the large family Psittacidae, widely distributed in tropical regions and having a distinctive stout, curved hooked bill. The family includes LOVEBIRDS; AMAZON PARROTS; conures; PARAKEETS; and many other kinds of parrots.
Nucleus in the NEOSTRIATUM of bird brains that sends signals for song production and receives auditory input. In some adult SONGBIRDS, research has shown that the size of this nucleus changes seasonally and that it exhibits neurogenesis.
Sexual activities of animals.
To utter an inarticulate, characteristic sound in order to communicate or express a feeling, or desire for attention.
The inability to generate oral-verbal expression, despite normal comprehension of speech. This may be associated with BRAIN DISEASES or MENTAL DISORDERS. Organic mutism may be associated with damage to the FRONTAL LOBE; BRAIN STEM; THALAMUS; and CEREBELLUM. Selective mutism is a psychological condition that usually affects children characterized by continuous refusal to speak in social situations by a child who is able and willing to speak to selected persons. Kussmal aphasia refers to mutism in psychosis. (From Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 1994; 62(9):337-44)
Measurement of parameters of the speech product such as vocal tone, loudness, pitch, voice quality, articulation, resonance, phonation, phonetic structure and prosody.
The analysis of a critical number of sensory stimuli or facts (the pattern) by physiological processes such as vision (PATTERN RECOGNITION, VISUAL), touch, or hearing.
The separation of individuals or groups resulting in the lack of or minimizing of social contact and/or communication. This separation may be accomplished by physical separation, by social barriers and by psychological mechanisms. In the latter, there may be interaction but no real communication.
The principle that after an organism learns to respond in a particular manner to a stimulus, that stimulus is effective in eliciting similar responses.
A pair of cone-shaped elastic mucous membrane projecting from the laryngeal wall and forming a narrow slit between them. Each contains a thickened free edge (vocal ligament) extending from the THYROID CARTILAGE to the ARYTENOID CARTILAGE, and a VOCAL MUSCLE that shortens or relaxes the vocal cord to control sound production.
The behavior patterns associated with or characteristic of a mother.
Thin-walled sacs or spaces which function as a part of the respiratory system in birds, fishes, insects, and mammals.
The language and sounds expressed by a child at a particular maturational stage in development.
The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the individual through a maturational and learning process. Stages in development include babbling, cooing, word imitation with cognition, and use of short sentences.
The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.
Activities designed to attract the attention or favors of another.
Common name for one of five species of small PARROTS, containing long tails.
A genus of the family Lemuridae consisting of five species: L. catta (ring-tailed lemur), L. fulvus, L. macaco (acoumba or black lemur), L. mongoz (mongoose lemur), and L. variegatus (white lemur). Most members of this genus occur in forested areas on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).
Involuntary ("parrot-like"), meaningless repetition of a recently heard word, phrase, or song. This condition may be associated with transcortical APHASIA; SCHIZOPHRENIA; or other disorders. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p485)
Prolonged separation of the offspring from the mother.
The acoustic aspects of speech in terms of frequency, intensity, and time.
Acquired or developmental conditions marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or generate spoken forms of language.
Anxiety experienced by an individual upon separation from a person or object of particular significance to the individual.
A genus, commonly called budgerigars, in the family PSITTACIDAE. In the United States they are considered one of the five species of PARAKEETS.
A mechanism of communicating one's own sensory system information about a task, movement or skill.
Modulation of human voice to produce sounds augmented by musical tonality and rhythm.
A species of baboon in the family CERCOPITHECIDAE found in southern Africa. They are dark colored and have a variable social structure.
Any observable response or action of a neonate or infant up through the age of 23 months.
Stereotyped patterns of response, characteristic of a given species, that have been phylogenetically adapted to a specific type of situation.
A widely distributed order of perching BIRDS, including more than half of all bird species.
Behavior which may be manifested by destructive and attacking action which is verbal or physical, by covert attitudes of hostility or by obstructionism.
Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.
The posterior pair of the quadrigeminal bodies which contain centers for auditory function.
Recording of information on magnetic or punched paper tape.
Patients' guests and rules for visiting.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
Relatively invariant mode of behavior elicited or determined by a particular situation; may be verbal, postural, or expressive.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
8-Hydroxyquinolinols chlorinated on the number 5 and/or 7 carbon atom(s). They are antibacterial, antiprotozoal, and antidiarrheal, especially in amebiasis, and have also been used as antiseborrheics. The compounds are mostly used topically, but have been used also as animal feed additives. They may cause optic and other neuropathies and are most frequently administered in combination with other agents.
Induction of a stress reaction in experimental subjects by means of an electrical shock; applies to either convulsive or non-convulsive states.
Biological actions and events that support the functions of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
The species Orcinus orca, in the family Delphinidae, characterized by its black and white coloration, and huge triangular dorsal fin. It is the largest member of the DOLPHINS and derives its name from the fact that it is a fearsome predator.
A disorder beginning in childhood. It is marked by the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest. Manifestations of the disorder vary greatly depending on the developmental level and chronological age of the individual. (DSM-V)
Central gray matter surrounding the CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT in the MESENCEPHALON. Physiologically it is probably involved in RAGE reactions, the LORDOSIS REFLEX; FEEDING responses, bladder tonus, and pain.
Agents that alleviate ANXIETY, tension, and ANXIETY DISORDERS, promote sedation, and have a calming effect without affecting clarity of consciousness or neurologic conditions. ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS are commonly used in the symptomatic treatment of anxiety but are not included here.
An outbred strain of rats developed in 1915 by crossing several Wistar Institute white females with a wild gray male. Inbred strains have been derived from this original outbred strain, including Long-Evans cinnamon rats (RATS, INBRED LEC) and Otsuka-Long-Evans-Tokushima Fatty rats (RATS, INBRED OLETF), which are models for Wilson's disease and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, respectively.
Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.
Large mammals in the family Elephantidae, with columnar limbs, bulky bodies, and elongated snouts. They are the only surviving members of the PROBOSCIDEA MAMMALS.
Branches of the VAGUS NERVE. The superior laryngeal nerves originate near the nodose ganglion and separate into external branches, which supply motor fibers to the cricothyroid muscles, and internal branches, which carry sensory fibers. The RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE originates more caudally and carries efferents to all muscles of the larynx except the cricothyroid. The laryngeal nerves and their various branches also carry sensory and autonomic fibers to the laryngeal, pharyngeal, tracheal, and cardiac regions.
The science pertaining to the interrelationship of psychologic phenomena and the individual's response to the physical properties of sound.
Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.
A genus of Old World monkeys of the subfamily CERCOPITHECINAE, family CERCOPITHECIDAE, that inhabits the mountainous regions of Ethiopia. The genus consists of only one species, Theropithecus gelada.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
That component of SPEECH which gives the primary distinction to a given speaker's VOICE when pitch and loudness are excluded. It involves both phonatory and resonatory characteristics. Some of the descriptions of voice quality are harshness, breathiness and nasality.
Automatic, mechanical, and apparently undirected behavior which is outside of conscious control.
Muscles of facial expression or mimetic muscles that include the numerous muscles supplied by the facial nerve that are attached to and move the skin of the face. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Any behavior associated with conflict between two individuals.
Motor behavior that is repetitive, often seemingly driven, and nonfunctional. This behavior markedly interferes with normal activities or results in severe bodily self-injury. The behavior is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition. (DSM-IV, 1994)
The process whereby an utterance is decoded into a representation in terms of linguistic units (sequences of phonetic segments which combine to form lexical and grammatical morphemes).
The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.
A serotonin receptor subtype found in the BRAIN; HEART; LUNGS; PLACENTA and DIGESTIVE SYSTEM organs. A number of functions have been attributed to the action of the 5-HT2B receptor including the development of cardiac myocytes (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) and the contraction of SMOOTH MUSCLE.
The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.
A genus of Old World monkeys found in Africa although some species have been introduced into the West Indies. This genus is composed of at least twenty species: C. AETHIOPS, C. ascanius, C. campbelli, C. cephus, C. denti, C. diana, C. dryas, C. erythrogaster, C. erythrotis, C. hamlyni, C. lhoesti, C. mitis, C. mona, C. neglectus, C. nictitans, C. petaurista, C. pogonias, C. preussi, C. salongo, and C. wolfi.
Difficulty and/or pain in PHONATION or speaking.
An increased response to stimulation that is mediated by amplification of signaling in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS).
In animals, the social relationship established between a male and female for reproduction. It may include raising of young.
Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.
The use of wings or wing-like appendages to remain aloft and move through the air.
Animal behavior associated with the nest; includes construction, effects of size and material; behavior of the adult during the nesting period and the effect of the nest on the behavior of the young.
A benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, muscle relaxant, and amnesic properties and a long duration of action. Its actions are mediated by enhancement of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID activity.
A language dysfunction characterized by the inability to name people and objects that are correctly perceived. The individual is able to describe the object in question, but cannot provide the name. This condition is associated with lesions of the dominant hemisphere involving the language areas, in particular the TEMPORAL LOBE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p484)
The anterior of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain arising from the NEURAL TUBE. It subdivides to form DIENCEPHALON and TELENCEPHALON. (Stedmans Medical Dictionary, 27th ed)
The study of systems which respond disproportionately (nonlinearly) to initial conditions or perturbing stimuli. Nonlinear systems may exhibit "chaos" which is classically characterized as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Chaotic systems, while distinguished from more ordered periodic systems, are not random. When their behavior over time is appropriately displayed (in "phase space"), constraints are evident which are described by "strange attractors". Phase space representations of chaotic systems, or strange attractors, usually reveal fractal (FRACTALS) self-similarity across time scales. Natural, including biological, systems often display nonlinear dynamics and chaos.
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.
A species of the genus MACACA inhabiting India, China, and other parts of Asia. The species is used extensively in biomedical research and adapts very well to living with humans.
A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.
Movement of a part of the body for the purpose of communication.
The measurement of the amplitude of the components of a complex waveform throughout the frequency range of the waveform. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The discipline pertaining to the study of animal behavior.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
Computer-assisted processing of electric, ultrasonic, or electronic signals to interpret function and activity.
Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.
Behavior in defense of an area against another individual or individuals primarily of the same species.
The affective response to an actual current external danger which subsides with the elimination of the threatening condition.
A POU domain factor that activates neuronal cell GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of GENES encoding NEUROFILAMENT PROTEINS, alpha internexin, and SYNAPTOSOMAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 25. Mutations in the Brn-3c gene have been associated with DEAFNESS.
Procedures for recognizing individual animals and certain identifiable characteristics pertaining to them; includes computerized methods, ear tags, etc.
The vocal apparatus of the larynx, situated in the middle section of the larynx. Glottis consists of the VOCAL FOLDS and an opening (rima glottidis) between the folds.
Signals for an action; that specific portion of a perceptual field or pattern of stimuli to which a subject has learned to respond.
Any of several carnivores in the family CANIDAE, that possess erect ears and long bushy tails and are smaller than WOLVES. They are classified in several genera and found on all continents except Antarctica.
The behavior patterns associated with or characteristic of a father.
A serotonin receptor subtype found primarily in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and the CHOROID PLEXUS. This receptor subtype is believed to mediate the anorectic action of SEROTONIN, while selective antagonists of the 5-HT2C receptor appear to induce ANXIETY. Several isoforms of this receptor subtype exist, due to adenine deaminase editing of the receptor mRNA.
A mechanism of communication within a system in that the input signal generates an output response which returns to influence the continued activity or productivity of that system.
The family Sturnidae, in the order PASSERIFORMES. The starling family also includes mynahs and oxpeckers.
Almond-shaped group of basal nuclei anterior to the INFERIOR HORN OF THE LATERAL VENTRICLE of the TEMPORAL LOBE. The amygdala is part of the limbic system.
The science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The family of agile, keen-sighted mongooses of Asia and Africa that feed on RODENTS and SNAKES.
Differential response to different stimuli.
Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a nerve center toward a peripheral site. Such impulses are conducted via efferent neurons (NEURONS, EFFERENT), such as MOTOR NEURONS, autonomic neurons, and hypophyseal neurons.
The audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.
A mechanism of information stimulus and response that may control subsequent behavior, cognition, perception, or performance. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
Treatment for individuals with speech defects and disorders that involves counseling and use of various exercises and aids to help the development of new speech habits.
The family Passeridae comprised of small, mainly brown and grey seed-eating birds with conical bills.
A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.
The strengthening of a conditioned response.
The middle of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain. Without further subdivision, midbrain develops into a short, constricted portion connecting the PONS and the DIENCEPHALON. Midbrain contains two major parts, the dorsal TECTUM MESENCEPHALI and the ventral TEGMENTUM MESENCEPHALI, housing components of auditory, visual, and other sensorimoter systems.
Neural tracts connecting one part of the nervous system with another.
Ability to determine the specific location of a sound source.
The ability to differentiate tones.
A dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist.
An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue.
Muscles forming the ABDOMINAL WALL including RECTUS ABDOMINIS, external and internal oblique muscles, transversus abdominis, and quadratus abdominis. (from Stedman, 25th ed)
The disappearance of responsiveness to a repeated stimulation. It does not include drug habituation.
Any of several Old World finches of the genus Serinus.
Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.
Behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot.
Behaviors which are at variance with the expected social norm and which affect other individuals.
Observable changes of expression in the face in response to emotional stimuli.
The anterior subdivision of the embryonic PROSENCEPHALON or the corresponding part of the adult prosencephalon that includes the cerebrum and associated structures.
The ability to estimate periods of time lapsed or duration of time.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
Electrical waves in the CEREBRAL CORTEX generated by BRAIN STEM structures in response to auditory click stimuli. These are found to be abnormal in many patients with CEREBELLOPONTINE ANGLE lesions, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, or other DEMYELINATING DISEASES.
Severe distortions in the development of many basic psychological functions that are not normal for any stage in development. These distortions are manifested in sustained social impairment, speech abnormalities, and peculiar motor movements.

BDNF mediates the effects of testosterone on the survival of new neurons in an adult brain. (1/1823)

New neurons are incorporated into the high vocal center (HVC), a nucleus of the adult canary (Serinus canaria) brain that plays a critical role in the acquisition and production of learned song. Recruitment of new neurons in the HVC is seasonally regulated and depends upon testosterone levels. We show here that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is present in the HVC of adult males but is not detectable in that of females, though the HVC of both sexes has BDNF receptors (TrkB). Testosterone treatment increases the levels of BDNF protein in the female HVC, and BDNF infused into the HVC of adult females triples the number of new neurons. Infusion of a neutralizing antibody to BDNF blocks the testosterone-induced increase in new neurons. Our results demonstrate that BDNF is involved in the regulation of neuronal replacement in the adult canary brain and suggest that the effects of testosterone are mediated through BDNF.  (+info)

S-16924 [(R)-2-[1-[2-(2,3-dihydro-benzo[1,4]dioxin-5-yloxy)-ethyl]- pyrrolidin-3yl]-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-ethanone], a novel, potential antipsychotic with marked serotonin1A agonist properties: III. Anxiolytic actions in comparison with clozapine and haloperidol. (2/1823)

S-16924 is a potential antipsychotic that displays agonist and antagonist properties at serotonin (5-HT)1A and 5-HT2A/2C receptors, respectively. In a pigeon conflict procedure, the benzodiazepine clorazepate (CLZ) increased punished responses, an action mimicked by S-16924, whereas the atypical antipsychotic clozapine and the neuroleptic haloperidol were inactive. Similarly, in a Vogel conflict paradigm in rats, CLZ increased punished responses, an action shared by S-16924 but not by clozapine or haloperidol. This action of S-16924 was abolished by the 5-HT1A antagonist WAY-100,635. Ultrasonic vocalizations in rats were inhibited by CLZ, S-16924, clozapine, and haloperidol. However, although WAY-100,635 abolished the action of S-16924, it did not affect clozapine and haloperidol. In a rat elevated plus-maze, CLZ, but not S-16924, clozapine, and haloperidol, increased open-arm entries. Like CLZ, S-16924 increased social interaction in rats, whereas clozapine and haloperidol were inactive. WAY-100,635 abolished this action of S-16924. CLZ, S-16924, clozapine, and haloperidol decreased aggressive interactions in isolated mice, but this effect of S-16924 was not blocked by WAY-100, 635. All drugs inhibited motor behavior, but the separation to anxiolytic doses was more pronounced for S-16924 than for CLZ. Finally, in freely moving rats, CLZ and S-16924, but not clozapine and haloperidol, decreased dialysis levels of 5-HT in the nucleus accumbens: this action of S-16924 was blocked by WAY-100,165. In conclusion, in contrast to haloperidol and clozapine, S-16924 possessed a broad-based profile of anxiolytic activity at doses lower than those provoking motor disruption. Its principal mechanism of action was activation of 5-HT1A (auto)receptors.  (+info)

The sexually dimorphic expression of androgen receptors in the song nucleus hyperstriatalis ventrale pars caudale of the zebra finch develops independently of gonadal steroids. (3/1823)

The development of sex differences in brain structure and brain chemistry ("brain sex") of vertebrates is frequently thought to depend entirely on gonadal steroids such as androgens and estrogens, which act on the brain at the genomic level by binding to intracellular transcription factors, the androgen receptors (ARs) and estrogen receptors (ERs). These hormone actions are thought to shift the brain from a monomorphic to a dimorphic phenotype. One prominent such example is the nucleus hyperstriatalis ventrale pars caudale (HVc) of the zebra finch (Poephila guttata), a set of cells in the caudal forebrain involved in the control of singing. In contrast with previous studies using nonspecific cell staining techniques, the size and neuron number of the HVc measured by the distribution of AR mRNA is already sexually dimorphic on posthatching day (P)9. No ARs or ERs are expressed in the HVc before day 9. Slice cultures of the caudal forebrain of P5 animals show that the sexually dimorphic expression of AR mRNA in HVc is independent of the direct action of steroids on this nucleus or any of its immediate presynaptic or postsynaptic partners. Therefore, gonadal steroids do not appear to be directly involved in the initial sex difference in the expression pattern of AR mRNA, size, and neuron number of the HVc. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the initial steroid-independent size and its subsequent steroid-independent growth by extension linearly with the extension of the forebrain explains 60-70% of the masculine development of the HVc. Thus, we suggest that epigenetic factors such as the gonadal steroids modify but cannot overwrite the sex difference in HVc volume determined autonomously in the brain.  (+info)

Multifunctional laryngeal motoneurons: an intracellular study in the cat. (4/1823)

We studied the patterns of membrane potential changes in laryngeal motoneurons (LMs) during vocalization, coughing, swallowing, sneezing, and the aspiration reflex in decerebrate paralyzed cats. LMs, identified by antidromic activation from the recurrent laryngeal nerve, were expiratory (ELMs) or inspiratory (ILMs) cells that depolarized during their respective phases in eupnea. During vocalization, most ELMs depolarized and most ILMs hyperpolarized. Some ILMs depolarized slightly during vocalization. During coughing, ELMs depolarized abruptly at the transition from the inspiratory to the expiratory phase. In one-third of ELMs, this depolarization persisted throughout the abdominal burst. In the remainder ("type A"), it was interrupted by a transient repolarization. ILMs exhibited a membrane potential trajectory opposite to that of type A ELMs during coughing. During swallowing, the membrane potential of ELMs decreased transiently at the onset of the hypoglossal burst and then depolarized strongly during the burst. ILMs hyperpolarized sharply at the onset of the burst and depolarized as hypoglossal activity ceased. During sneezing, ELMs and ILMs exhibited membrane potential changes similar to those of type A ELMs and ILMs during coughing. During the aspiration reflex, ELMs and ILMs exhibited bell-shaped hyperpolarization and depolarization trajectories, respectively. We conclude that central drives to LMs, consisting of complex combinations of excitation and inhibition, vary during vocalization and upper airway defensive reflexes. This study provides data for analysis of the neuronal networks that produce these various behaviors and analysis of network reorganization caused by changes in dynamic connections between the respiratory and nonrespiratory neuronal networks.  (+info)

Seasonal neuroplasticity in the songbird telencephalon: a role for melatonin. (5/1823)

Neuroplasticity in the vocal control system of songbirds is strongly influenced by seasonal fluctuations in circulating testosterone. These seasonally plastic telencephalic structures are implicated in the learning and production of song in songbirds. The role of the indoleamine melatonin in seasonal adaptations in birds has remained unclear. In this experiment, European starlings were castrated to remove the neuromodulating activity of gonadal steroids and were exposed to different photoperiods to induce reproductive states characteristic of different seasonal conditions. Long days increased the volume of the song-control nucleus high vocal center compared with its volume on short days. Exogenous melatonin attenuated the long-day-induced volumetric increase in high vocal center and also decreased the volume of another song-control nucleus, area X. This effect was observed regardless of reproductive state. To our knowledge, this is the first direct evidence of a role for melatonin in functional plasticity within the central nervous system of vertebrates.  (+info)

Ultrasonic vocalizations elicit orienting and associative reactions in preweanling mice. (6/1823)

On postnatal days (PND) 12 and 13, 90 male Swiss CD-1 mice were tested for orientation to 3 intensities of recorded ultrasounds while climbing an inclined wire grid surface. Motor responses and vocalization to replayed ultrasounds (55-75 kHz) of 20-, 40-, and 60-dB SPL indicated an intensity dependence. In Experiment 2, 138 pups were exposed to either contingent or noncontingent pairings of recorded ultrasounds of 55-75 kHz, averaging 40 dB, and mild inescapable footshocks, or taped vocalizations or footshocks only on PND 12, 14, or 16. At PND 18, subjects were tested for passive avoidance following exposure to the taped ultrasounds only upon entry into the dark side of a black-white compartment. Results suggested only overall, nonspecific effects of pretreatment to elicit responses antagonistic to motor activity. In Experiment 3, 36 pups at PND 15 were tested for passive avoidance with the ultrasound recordings of 40- or 80-dB onset upon entry to the dark compartment; a third group had no ultrasound exposure. A significant intensity effect confirmed that the ultrasounds had prepotent properties.  (+info)

Song-induced phosphorylation of cAMP response element-binding protein in the songbird brain. (7/1823)

We have investigated the participation of cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) in the response of the songbird brain to a natural auditory stimulus, a conspecific song. The cells in the two song control nuclei, the higher vocal center (HVC) and area X of zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), were intensely stained with an anti-CREB monoclonal antibody. Double-labeling studies showed that CREB immunoreactivity was detected only in area X-projecting neurons in the HVC. The cloned CREB cDNA from zebra finches (zCREB) is highly homologous to mammalian delta CREB. Phosphorylation of zCREB at Ser119 in area X-projecting HVC neurons was induced by hearing tape-recorded conspecific songs of zebra finches, but not by birdsongs of another species or white noise. These results raise the possibility that zCREB plays a crucial role in the sensory process of song learning.  (+info)

Gradual emergence of song selectivity in sensorimotor structures of the male zebra finch song system. (8/1823)

Birdsong is a model system for understanding how motor and sensory information interact to coordinate behavior. Neurons in one potential site of sensorimotor integration, the forebrain nucleus HVc, have premotor activity during singing and auditory activity during playback of the bird's own song. It is not known whether the high degree of selectivity for learned features of song observed during playback arises in HVc or also in structures afferent to HVc. We recorded in anesthetized adult zebra finches from two structures afferent to HVc: either the nucleus interfacialis (NIf) or the L1 subdivision of the field L complex, and simultaneously from a second electrode in HVc. Correlations in the bursting pattern of ongoing activity of HVc and NIf recordings were observed; these helped to localize the first electrode to NIf recording sites. Most NIf neurons exhibited song-selective responses, but as a population, they were less selective than were HVc neurons. Most L1 neurons were not song-selective. NIf neurons have also been reported to have premotor activity during singing; thus, NIf is another potential site of auditory-motor interactions in the song system. Evidence gathered to date suggests that those brain areas in the passerine forebrain that are recruited during song production also display the most selective learned auditory responses.  (+info)

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Vocal learning - the ability to imitate complex vocalizations - is a relatively rare ability in the animal kingdom. Humans obviously are excellent vocal learners, and this ability is central to both singing and speech. Surprisingly, vocal learning of complex sounds (like speech or songs) has not been found in ANY other nonhuman primate.. However, vocal learning is common among birds, and at least three major bird groups have evolved vocal learning, probably independently: the songbirds (oscine passerines), parrots, and hummingbirds. This has led to songbirds becoming the major group in which the genetic and neural basis for vocal learning is studied. Unfortunately, however, birds have both a very different brain from that of mammals, and a completely novel vocal production system (called the syrinx). Thus, there may be important differences between vocal learning mechanisms in humans and birds.. Another large group of vocal learners are the cetaceans: whales and dolphins. Again, unfortunately ...
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Female copulatory vocalizations, also called female copulation calls or coital vocalizations are produced by female primates, including human females, and female non-primates. Copulatory vocalizations usually occur during sexual intercourse and are hence related to sexual activity. Vocalizations that occur before intercourse, for the purpose of attracting mates, are known as mating calls. In primates, copulation calling is typically observed at the end of mating and there are vast variations between species regarding its occurrence, frequency and form. It is agreed that coital vocalizations fulfill an evolutionary purpose and that they serve as adaptive solutions to problems that the females face, such as infanticide, as well as obtaining high quality sperm. In non-primates, copulatory calling predominantly occurs before copulation in order to attract mates (mating call). Calls vary in frequency (14 Hz to 70,000 Hz) and function. One of the main purposes of females vocalizing is the induction of ...
as in perro, for example is an alveolar trill. Trills are very different from flaps. Whereas with a flap (or tap), a specific gesture is used to strike the active articulator against the passive one, in the case of a trill the articulator is held in place, where the airstream causes it to vibrate. Usually a trill vibrates for 2-3 periods, but may be up to 5, or even more if geminate. However, trills may also be produced with only a single period. Although this might seem like a flap, the articulation is different; trills will vary in the number of periods, but flaps do not. Trill consonants included in the International Phonetic Alphabet: [r] - alveolar trill [ʙ] - bilabial trill [ʀ] - uvular trill [ʜ] - voiceless epiglottal trill [ʢ] - voiced epiglottal trill In addition, [ʩ] - velopharyngeal fricative found in disordered speech sometimes involves trilling of the velopharyngeal port, producing a snort. The bilabial trill is uncommon. The coronal trill is most frequently alveolar [r͇], ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Voices of the dead. T2 - Complex nonlinear vocal signals from the larynx of an ultrasonic frog. AU - Suthers, Roderick A.. AU - Narins, Peter M.. AU - Lin, Wen Yu. AU - Schnitzler, Hans Ulrich. AU - Denzinger, Annette. AU - Xu, Chun He. AU - Feng, Albert S.. PY - 2006/12/1. Y1 - 2006/12/1. N2 - Most anurans are highly vocal but their vocalizations are stereotyped and simple with limited repertoire sizes compared with other vocal vertebrates, presumably because of the limited mechanisms for fine vocal motor control. We recently reported that the call of the concave-eared torrent frog (Amolops tormotus Fei) is an exception in its seemingly endless variety, musical warbling quality, extension of call frequency into the ultrasonic range and the prominence of subharmonics, chaos and other nonlinear features. We now show that the major spectral features of its calls, responsible for this frogs vocal diversity, can be generated by forcing pressurized air through the larynx of ...
Acoustic allometry is the study of how animal vocalisations reflect their body size. A key aim of this research is to identify outliers to acoustic allometry principles and pinpoint the evolutionary origins of such outliers. A parallel strand of research investigates species capable of vocal learning, the experience-driven ability to produce novel vocal signals through imitation or modification of existing vocalisations. Modification of vocalizations is a common feature found when studying both acoustic allometry and vocal learning. Yet, these two fields have only been investigated separately to date. Here, we review and connect acoustic allometry and vocal learning across mammalian clades, combining perspectives from bioacoustics, anatomy and evolutionary biology. Based on this, we hypothesize that, as a precursor to vocal learning, some species might have evolved the capacity for volitional vocal modulation via sexual selection for dishonest signalling. We provide preliminary support for our ...
Climatic conditions represent one of the main constraints that influence avian calling behavior. Here, we monitored the daily calling activity of the Undulated Tinamou (Crypturellus undulatus) and the Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis) during the dry and wet seasons in the Brazilian Pantanal. We aimed to assess the effects of climate predictors on the vocal activity of these focal species and evaluate whether these effects may vary among seasons. Air temperature was positively associated with the daily calling activity of both species during the dry season. However, the vocal activity of both species was unrelated to air temperature during the wet season, when higher temperatures occur. Daily rainfall was positively related to the daily calling activity of both species during the dry season, when rainfall events are scarce and seem to act as a trigger for breeding phenology of the focal species. Nonetheless, daily rainfall was negatively associated with the daily calling activity of the Undulated
The song system of birds has been used extensively as a model system for studying basic mechanisms of neuronal plasticity and development underlying a learned behavior. Discrete sets of interconnected nuclei in the avian brain have evolved and are a prerequisite for song learning processes and the production of song. Zebra finch males, like many other song birds, learn their song by memorizing a tutor song model early in life and then gradually matching their vocal output by auditory feedback to the stored memory of that tutor song. In parallel to these behavioural changes, various changes in neuronal structures of song system nuclei take place. These structural correlates of song learning processes have been investigated in great detail in the current research by raising zebra finches with and without a song tutor model and then studying the consequences for song and for neuronal structure in the song system by using a variety of techniques including Golgi-technique, electron microscopy, ...
Specialized neural pathways, the song system, are required for acquiring, producing, and perceiving learned avian vocalizations. Birds that do not learn to produce their vocalizations lack telencephalic song system components. It is not known whether
Prof. Erik Zornik [biology 2012-] has been awarded a $444,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his research on mechanisms in the brain that generate rhythmic behavior-with the goal of finding new treatments for neurological disorders.. Prof. Zornik is interested in how behavioral variation is encoded in neural circuits. His research investigates a hindbrain central pattern generator (CPG) that generates the courtship vocal behaviors of African clawed frogs, Xenopus laevis.. Adults of this species exhibit a rich vocal repertoire of at least seven call types that range from rhythmically simple to temporally complex, Zornik explains. Xenopus vocalizations are sexually differentiated; males and females produce calls with distinct temporal characteristics that are regulated by steroid hormones during development and in adulthood. This makes their vocal behaviors an ideal subject for understanding the neural basis of behavior and behavioral plasticity. ...
Many factors could influence repertoire size and function. Here, we provide a review of the descriptions of vocal repertoires of New World jays and a unifying terminology for function of their vocalizations. We summarized 19 different functional types of vocal behaviour shared by at least two species, for review purposes. Comparing the 14 studied species, we also classified vocalizations into four major classes defined a priori: Social Integration, Conflict Resolution, Predator-related, and Breeding. Cooperative breeding, as well as group size, are related not only to repertoire size, but to how species allocate their vocalizations into functional classes. We discuss the tendencies of Conflict Resolution and Social Integration and the possibility of the existence and implications of a trade-off between those functional classes. We identified gaps in the current knowledge on vocalizations of the studied species, and emphasize the importance of empiric evidence of vocalization function in the New
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Ezequiel Mendoza, Doctoral Student.. In 2001 the chase for genes associated with speech resulted in the identification of a mutation in FOXP2 in individuals that share severe and characteristic core deficits of receptive and productive language. The analysis of the molecular role of FoxP2 in learned vocalizations, has recently been significantly advanced using songbirds as a model [1]. It was demonstrated that FoxP2 pattern of expression in birds vocal learners differ from vocal- non learners, specially in Area X, a part of the specialized basal ganglia forebrain network required for vocal learning that vocal non- learners do not possess. Moreover, FoxP2 expression is elevated in Area X at the time both, when young zebra finches learn to imitate an adult model song and at the time when adult canaries remodel their songs seasonally [2].. The Fox family is composed of over 20 different members, all of which contain a winged-helix motif that is responsible for DNA binding activity. In mice there is ...
There are two kinds of hypertonic vocalization, they are unvoiced and voiced hypertonic vocalization. Unvoiced hypertonic vocalization means that the muscles are constantly hard around the larynx even when you do not vocalize. Voiced hypertonic vocalization is when the muscles strain so hard when you vocalize. Muscles get hard when you talk or sing, because…
In the canary and zebra finch, neuron addition is highest at times when song learning occurs. Yet even when song is stereotyped, new neurons continue to be added. There is evidence that song maintenance requires motor flexibility and we propose that neurogenesis provides the necessary plasticity both for song learning and maintenance. In the zebra finch, a species that normally does not learn new songs in adulthood, there is a progressive decrease in neuron addition that is not accompanied by a decrease in total neuron number (below). This suggests that with age, vocal control regions become more stable. In turn, we hypothesize that this stability is related to ever increasing stability of song motor programs. Interestingly, in age-matched birds, song stability is greater in birds that sing at high rates, suggesting that practice makes perfect. We are now testing whether practice influences neuron addition.. ...
The bilabial trill is uncommon. The coronal trill is most frequently alveolar [r͇], but dental and postalveolar articulations [r̪] and [r̠] also occur. An alleged retroflex trill found in Toda has been transcribed [ɽ] (that is, the same as the retroflex flap), but might be less ambiguously written [ɽ͡r], as only the onset is retroflex, with the actual trill being alveolar. The epiglottal trills are identified by the IPA as fricatives, with the trilling assumed to be allophonic.[1] However, analyzing the sounds as trills may be more economical.[2] There are also so-called strident vowels which are accompanied by epiglottal trill.. The cells in the IPA chart for the velar, (upper) pharyngeal, and glottal places of articulation are shaded as impossible. (The glottis quite readily vibrates, but this occurs as the phonation of vowels and consonants, not as a consonant of its own.) According to Esling (2010),[3] palatal trills are also implausible. The upper pharyngeal tract cannot reliably ...
The bilabial trill is uncommon. The coronal trill is most frequently alveolar [r͇], but dental and postalveolar articulations [r̪] and [r̠] also occur. An alleged retroflex trill found in Toda has been transcribed [ɽ] (that is, the same as the retroflex flap), but might be less ambiguously written [ɽ͡r], as only the onset is retroflex, with the actual trill being alveolar. The epiglottal trills are identified by the IPA as fricatives, with the trilling assumed to be allophonic.[1] However, analyzing the sounds as trills may be more economical.[2] There are also so-called strident vowels which are accompanied by epiglottal trill.. The cells in the IPA chart for the velar, (upper) pharyngeal, and glottal places of articulation are shaded as impossible. (The glottis quite readily vibrates, but this occurs as the phonation of vowels and consonants, not as a consonant of its own.) According to Esling (2010),[3] palatal trills are also implausible. The upper pharyngeal tract cannot reliably ...
What is the functional role, if any, of the OMC on song production? Although OMC stimulation can elicit electrical activity in song-relevant musculature, this does not necessarily imply that the OMC can influence song production. To address this directly, we carried out a series of perturbations during singing in the alone condition, beginning with bilateral electrical stimulation of the OMC. Strong stimulation resulted in song truncation, whereas milder stimulation (200 to 500 μA) often produced brief pauses (range: 638 to 1448 ms), with songs resuming once stimulation ended (Fig. 3D). The precise stereotypy of alone S. teguina songs (Fig. 1E) provides an ideal opportunity to distinguish between two possible experimental outcomes. First, the song could resume at the expected point in the sequence, accounting for the time delay (outcome 1; Fig. 3E), consistent with the hypothesis that the vocal patterning is primarily driven by a pathway independent of the OMC. In nonhuman primates, for ...
The direct route from HVC to RA is the song-production freeway. It conveys the neural signals needed to generate song, and if its disrupted at any time in a birds life, song breaks down. Another more circuitous path from HVC to RA veers off into the anterior forebrain. This pathway is not essential for song production per se, but disruptions to it in juvenile birds cause serious deficits in song learning.. Many researchers have been pecking away at this anterior forebrain pathway (AFP) in search of clues about the mechanisms of song learning. At the conference, several reported on their latest attempts to puzzle out its role in song learning. Although the picture is still somewhat fuzzy, one thing is coming into focus: The circuitry seen in songbirds is not unique.. David Perkel of the University of Washington, Seattle, presented evidence that the AFP is wired up much like the mammalian basal ganglia. This is the network of brain nuclei that goes haywire in Parkinsons disease; it plays a key ...
Abstract (Full Article Here). Huia cavitympanum, an endemic Bornean frog, is the first amphibian species known to emit exclusively ultrasonic (i.e., >20 kHz) vocal signals. To test the hypothesis that these frogs use purely ultrasonic vocalizations for intraspecific communication, we performed playback experiments with male frogs in their natural calling sites. We found that the frogs respond with increased calling to broadcasts of conspecific calls containing only ultrasound. The field study was complemented by electrophysiological recordings from the auditory midbrain and by laser Doppler vibrometer measurements of the tympanic membranes response to acoustic stimulation. These measurements revealed that the frogs auditory system is broadly tuned over high frequencies, with peak sensitivity occurring within the ultrasonic frequency range. Our results demonstrate that H. cavitympanum is the first non-mammalian vertebrate described to communicate with purely ultrasonic acoustic signals. These ...
Bird song is one of the most remarkable and impressive sounds in the natural world, and has inspired not only students of natural history, but also great writers, poets and composers. Extensively updated from the first edition, the main thrust of this book is to suggest that the two main functions of song are attracting a mate and defending territory. It shows how this evolutionary pressure has led to the amazing variety and complexity we see in the songs of different species throughout the world. Writing primarily for students and researchers in animal behavior, the authors review over 1000 scientific papers and reveal how scientists are beginning to unravel and understand how and why birds communicate with the elaborate vocalizations we call song. Highly illustrated throughout and written in straightforward language, Bird Song also holds appeal for amateur ornithologists with some knowledge of biology. ...
Screaming is arguably one of the most relevant communication signals for survival in humans. Despite their practical relevance and their theoretical significance as innate and virtually universal vocalizations, what makes screams a unique signal and how they are processed is not known. Here, we use acoustic analyses, psychophysical experiments, and neuroimaging to isolate those features that confer to screams their alarming nature, and we track their processing in the human brain. Using the modulation power spectrum, a recently developed, neurally informed characterization of sounds, we demonstrate that human screams cluster within restricted portion of the acoustic space (between ∼30 and 150 Hz modulation rates) that corresponds to a well-known perceptual attribute, roughness. In contrast to the received view that roughness is irrelevant for communication, our data reveal that the acoustic space occupied by the rough vocal regime is segregated from other signals, including speech, a ...
Parrots, hummingbirds and songbirds are among the only birds capable of vocal learning. They join humans, bats, elephants, sea lions, whales, dolphins and porpoises as the only animals with this talent. While of course unable to understand language as people do, such animals can memorize long sequences of words. Dogs, for instance, can understand some words spoken by humans when trained, but can only bark to communicate.. Specialized areas in the forebrain give parrots, hummingbirds and songbirds the power to use vocal motor control, which allows them to imitate sound. These areas control cells in the brainstem that manipulate the muscles used to produce sound. Birds that cannot learn vocally lack forebrain structures that include the HVC and RA nuclei, parts of the motor pathway for song, and additional structures called Area X and LMAN, which form the pathway for song learning.. Brain size doesnt really matter - the structure matters more, Jarvis said, adding that there are seven structures ...
I considered his question and asked, Why should anyone care about anything?. This is the type of conversation I live for. And R is always up for it.. I asked him if anyone should care about the recent auction of The Scream, which set a world record by selling for $119.9 million. He said, Yes, because it reflects the state of the current art market and blah blah blah.. Why is The Scream more important to know about than Beyonces dress? This is a real question. I think that everything we care about is just a distraction from the horror of existence. Any time you find yourself in a life or death situation, you realize the fatuousness of all your preoccupations, of everything going on around you. Your choice of car, your shoes, your blue-ray TV, your favorite band, its all a distraction.. Moving away from existentialism, I wonder why The Scream is worth $119.9 million. Its obviously one of the few paintings that is instantly recognizable by any imbecile. The Scream, the Mona Lisa, and ...
One thing that I did not like at first was the length of this release, which is below 25 minutes, because this band has released great quality BDM, and their previous release (which I enjoyed a lot) was above 30 minutes. But after listening to the whole thing, and understanding how the songs are structured and how the vocal patterns are established, the length now makes sense.. I do really like how the songs are structured, as well as the overall production, in which the drums, guitars, bass, and voice are all distinctive and not overshadowing each other. The riffs are well thought-out and show diversity, the drums are sharply executed, and the vocals fit the music perfectly. All the lyrics are in Spanish, and I must admit thats a plus for me.. In addition to the music, the themes displayed in this album are well-conceived and tasteful. When you start listening, look at the order of the songs and read the lyrics, if you can; you will see how they took their time to tell a story of flesh ...
Sensorimotor development is accelerated during critical periods of behavioral variation corresponding to enhanced neuroplasticity, followed by behavioral stabilization concomitant with reduced neuroplasticity. However, a certain degree of development and complex motor behavior may be achieved without the appropriate sensory inputs and may be driven by intrinsic developmental genetic programs instead. Our study revealed audition-independent vocal development and stabilization in a songbird zebra finch. Neural activity-dependent gene induction and vocal output driven by the AFP was similar throughout development in both the intact and deafened birds. Although our global transcriptome analysis identified ,3000 genes differentially regulated in the vocal motor circuit during normal song development, we also observed similar qualitative patterns of developmental gene expression between the hearing-intact and early-deafened birds using PCA and WGCNA. Thus, vocal motor circuit maturation was driven by ...
The avian forebrain region LMAN conveys output from a basal ganglia-thalamic-pallial circuit to the principal vocal motor pathway and is required for the vocal experimentation and feedback-guided validation of vocal output that birds use to learn and maintain stable, stereotyped song patterns (Williams and Mehta, 1999; Kao et al., 2005; Olveczky et al., 2005; Kao and Brainard, 2006; Kao et al., 2008; Andalman and Fee, 2009). LMAN is also necessary for the initiation of adult vocal plasticity that normally occurs after deafening (Brainard and Doupe, 2000b); however, it has been unclear in this context whether LMAN is detecting discrepancies between actual and expected feedback, generating error signals in response to a mismatch, or actually participating in song modification (as in instances of adaptive vocal change). Here, we show that lesioning LMAN, even after deafening-induced changes have emerged, promotes rapid recovery toward the original song pattern. The results suggest that ...
Issue # 50 REVIEWS:. Cesium:137 - THE FALL: Liners say this group name is 100% pure poison. Psychedelic. Ho-hum mix band is more like it. Yeah, the mixes are done well.. but SIX of thee same zong right inna row? Bit much, methinks. Itz beatful! Itz GOT rhythm! Itz very danceable! So, wotz thee PROB-lem, yer say? The SAME song…. THE SAME song… THE SAME SONG! Cant deal with that amount of th same SONG! Mix some MORE mixes in there next time, but make it 6 (or more) DIFFERENT songs! Sorry, Charlies… its not a full thumbs down, but I cant hang wit all the same mix, either! Contact at Tonedeaf Records, POB 1738, Philadelphia, PA 19105-1738 or on the site at Rotcod Zzaj. Mars Lasar - KARMA: Deep, moving and intriguing. These are the words that come to mind on the first few bars of Great Beast of Wisdom, the first cut on this cosmically significant album. Lasar weaves clearly distinguishable movement in to the music(s) of the world (many different styles are ...
In a moving image playback apparatus, periods A which represent human utterance periods, and other periods B are determined on the basis of sub-information contained in moving image data. Based on the moving image data, periods A undergo high-speed moving image playback with playback voice within the speed range from a normal speed to a predetermined speed (e.g., 1.5 to 2 times of the normal speed) at which the user can recognize playback contents, while periods B undergo high-speed moving image playback with at least playback voice in a small tone volume or silent high-speed moving image playback at a speed (e.g., 5 to 10 times of the normal speed) higher than the predetermined speed. During the playback, the moving image playback speeds can be adjusted in accordance with user attribute information registered in a user profile (14).
Significant trial-by-trial variation persists even in the most practiced skills. One prevalent view is that such variation is simply noise that the nervous system is unable to control or that remains below threshold for behavioural relevance. An alternative hypothesis is that such variation enables trial-and-error learning, in which the motor system generates variation and differentially retains behaviours that give rise to better outcomes. Here we test the latter possibility for adult bengalese finch song. Adult birdsong is a complex, learned motor skill that is produced in a highly stereotyped fashion from one rendition to the next. Nevertheless, there is subtle trial-by-trial variation even in stable, crystallized adult song. We used a computerized system to monitor small natural variations in the pitch of targeted song elements and deliver real-time auditory disruption to a subset of those variations. Birds rapidly shifted the pitch of their vocalizations in an adaptive fashion to avoid ...
Many species use low-amplitude (soft) song during close range interactions with conspecifics, such as in aggressive encounters or courtship displays. It has been suggested that soft song is adapted to limit eavesdropping by conspecifics or predators through reduced signal transmission range. If so, other structural features of soft song, besides amplitude, should be adapted to reduce transmission. The soft songs of white-throated thrushes, Turdus assimilis, have properties expected to lower transmission, such as higher frequency and broader bandwidth relative to broadcast songs. We compared the transmission properties of broadcast and soft syllables using a sound propagation field experiment. When played at the same amplitude as broadcast song, soft song showed greater excess attenuation and blur ratios and lower signal-to-noise ratios. Lowering the frequency of soft syllables recovered similar transmission properties as those of broadcast syllables. Further analysis of spectral traits showed ...
To many people, bird song can herald the coming of spring, reveal what kind of bird is perched nearby or be merely an unwelcome early morning intrusion. But to Sandra Vehrencamp, Cornell professor of neurobiology and behavior, bird song is a code from which to glean insights into avian behavior.. Birds use song systems to communicate about mating and reproduction, territorial boundaries, age and even overall health. Vehrencamp studies them to decode which elements convey such essential information. With colleagues in the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornells Lab of Ornithology, she studies birds in such natural habitats as Costa Rica, Colombia and Bonaire.. Vehrencamp records bird songs and then plays them back to birds of the same species to decipher strategies that various species use to attract mates and resolve territorial disputes. The technique allows researchers to study birds reactions to songs when such elements as overlapping vocalization, finer song structural features and the ...
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From frogs to humans, selecting a mate is complicated. Females of many species judge suitors based on many indicators of health or parenting potential. But it can be difficult for males to produce multiple signals that demonstrate these qualities simultaneously. In a study of Copes grey tree frogs, a team of University of Minnesota researchers discovered that females prefer males whose calls reflect the ability to multitask effectively. In this species (Hyla chrysoscelis), males produce trilled mating calls that consist of a string of pulses. Typical calls can range in duration from 20-40 pulses per call and occur at the rate of between 5-15 calls per minute. Males face a trade-off between call duration and call rate, but females preferred calls that are longer and more frequent, which is no simple task. The findings were published in the August 2013 issue of Animal Behaviour. Its kind of like singing and dancing at the same time, says Dr. Jessica Ward, a postdoctoral researcher who is ...
Brown pelicans are often found in large colonies, especially during breeding season. They are seasonally monogamous and can be extremely territorial of their nesting sites. As diurnal birds they can be found roosting on predator-free islands, sandbars or offshore rocks.. Vocalizations are common in breeding colonies where birds tirelessly defend their territories. A low hrraa hrraa accompanied by head swaying serves as a warning to birds getting too close.. Breeding and nesting season are highly dependent on a number of environmental factors and thus differs across its range. Breeding generally occurs in late fall to early June and nesting follows shortly afterward. Nests are built on the ground in shallow depressions, in mangroves, cliffs or low trees. Males choose the nesting site and bring the female materials which she uses to line and create the nest. After laying 2-3 eggs, brown pelicans use their large, webbed feet to incubate the eggs for 28-30 days. Both the male and female incubate ...
The chicks vocalizations are actually quite important for survival. Just 5-12 days after hatching, flamingo chicks within a colony leave their nests and form a crèche of similar-aged chicks watched over by a few adults. For subsequent feedings, parents locate their offspring in the crèche through voice recognition ...
While many experts agree that a cats vocalizations are meant to communicate specific messages, they are still not sure exactly what cats are saying! It is also believed that a cats meow is meant to manipulate their human into doing whatever they think the meow might mean. So, try speaking to your cat in their own language tonight and see what happens. We are interested to find out! For now, we will ask if any of our kitty guests have any mhng-a:ou (complaints) so we can quickly see to them, so we hear nothing but hrn-rhn-hrn-rhn (purrs) from the catteries ...
I was attending the Joe Lims RPM class yesterday evening @ the Curve. There was this uncle who was screaming from track #1 to track #7. As the RPM class progress... and the track was getting harder. The scream was louder. So what he screams? He basically screaming ah ah ah ... come on... yay~ yay~ Yes ... hmmm... Is this sound like someone is having sex and scream for more? Its definitely annoying. Especially you were enjoying the music while working out in RPM ...
The Scream from Nature is an eco art project which aims to raise consciousness about the relationship between humans and nature. The project is a contemporary interpretation of Munchs masterpiece the Scream, in which the iconic face is recreated outdoors in nature with a variety of materials. Artist and founder of the project, Lise Wulff, invites you to make your own Scream from Nature and share it on Facebook or Instagram #thescreamfromnature ...
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How to Scream Sing. You may have imitated vocalists in bands like Linkin Park, System of a Down, or Slipknot, attempting to crush the vocal screams youve heard in songs by these groups. But without proper form and technique, you could...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Dynamic sensory cues shape song structure in Drosophila. AU - Coen, Philip. AU - Clemens, Jan. AU - Weinstein, Andrew J.. AU - Pacheco, Diego A.. AU - Deng, Yi. AU - Murthy, Mala. N1 - Funding Information: Acknowledgements We thank B. Arthur and D. Stern for assistance in establishing the song recording system; P. Andolfatto for wild-type fly strains; S. Kamal and V. Cheng for assistance with selecting and maintaining fly strains; G. Guan for technical assistance; T. Tayler for help with injections; J. Shaevitz for help with the fly tracker; R. da Silveira for early discussions on reverse correlation; and G. Laurent, C. Brody, D. Aronov, I. Fiete, M. Ryan, and the entire Murthy lab for thoughtful feedback and comments on the manuscript. Figure 1a was illustrated by K. Ris-Vicari. P.C. is funded by an HHMI International Predoctoral Fellowship and M.M. is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Human Frontiers Science Program, an NSF CAREER award, the McKnight Endowment Fund, ...
We scream when were excited or happy; we scream when were fearful or in pain; we scream when we are exasperated; we scream when were charging into battle; we scream during sex. But we rarely stop to wonder what those screams, even the ones that erupt from us, signify or if they can be differentiated. Emory University psychologist Harold Gouzoules thinks in those terms, but despite being probably the worlds foremost expert on screaming, he doesnt speak in absolutes. For decades, Gouzoules studied screams in macaques and other nonhuman primates. Hes only worked with Homo sapiens for three years and answers to even the most basic research questions remain elusive ...
Songs are about what people have experienced and know about or about something they like. These songs all fall under the category of favorite alcoholic beverage. This topic knows no boundaries from the earliest of times there have been the drinking songs. I dont really drink that much, but I appreciate a good song. Some of these songs dont have the drink in the title, but weave a lyric of it throughout the song. Here is a list of songs with a drink in them. Cheers!
Rapid and reversible manipulations of neural activity in behaving animals are transforming our understanding of brain function. An important assumption underlying much of this work is that evoked behavioural changes reflect the function of the manipulated circuits. We show that this assumption is problematic because it disregards indirect effects on the independent functions of downstream circuits. Transient inactivations of motor cortex in rats and nucleus interface (Nif) in songbirds severely degraded task-specific movement patterns and courtship songs, respectively, which are learned skills that recover spontaneously after permanent lesions of the same areas. We resolve this discrepancy in songbirds, showing that Nif silencing acutely affects the function of HVC, a downstream song control nucleus. Paralleling song recovery, the off-target effects resolved within days of Nif lesions, a recovery consistent with homeostatic regulation of neural activity in HVC. These results have implications for
No, I have a buddy from high school that Ive been in a few bands with that plays drums. I tried to start a project with him again a bit over a year ago. We picked one song each and never learned them. We were talking last week about the last band we were in and the songs we played. Love Removal Machine was one, its pretty simple so I demanded he re learn it ...
Two vocal control nuclei of the canary telencephalon, hyperstriatum ventrale, pars caudale (HVc) and nucleus robustus archistriatalis (RA), are larger in males, that learn complex songs, than in females, that normally do not sing. Two vocal control nuclei of the canary telencephalon, hyperstriatum ventrale, pars caudale (HVc) and nucleus robustus archistriatalis (RA), are larger in males, that learn complex songs, than in females, that normally do not sing. HVc and RA can be induced to grow by 90% and 53%, respectively, in adult gonadectomized females under the influence of testosterone, as these birds acquire male-like song. The magnitude of this effect is comparable, though of reversed sign, to that following early castration in males. This system is unique in the extent to which gross neural plasticity normally associated with early development can be induced in adulthood.
A brain nucleus that is important for the generation of song in the adult male zebra finch (Poephila guttata), the robust nucleus of the archistriatum (RA), receives dual inputs from two other telencephalic song nuclei: the hyperstriatum ventrale pars caudale (HVc) and the lateral magnocellular nucleus of the anterior neostriatum (L-MAN). We lesioned each of these afferent inputs to the RA early in development, either by themselves or both at the same time in the same side of the brain, to determine what influences each of these nuclei exerts on the normal development of the RA into adulthood. We found that lesioning the HVc in a 20-day-old male zebra finch prevents the later increase in RA volume and soma size that would normally occur around 35 days post-hatching. MAN lesions at this same early age, on the other hand, had a large effect on reducing the volume and cell number of RA neurons, without affecting soma size. Lesioning both inputs early in development induced considerable RA neuronal ...
White-Crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys - also known as Le bruant à couronne blanche (French), Witkruingors (Dutch), Dachsammer (German), Passero corona bianca (Italian), and Chingolo Piquiblanco (Spanish).. Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia - also known as Bruant chanteur (French), Zanggors (Dutch), Singammer (German), Passero cantore (Italian), and Chingolo Melodioso (Spanish).. This is the first time I have seen a White-Crowned Sparrow in my yard. The Song Sparrows have been here before, but there appears to be a pair hanging around a lot this Spring. In fact, I even saw one Song Sparrow peaking into my gourd birdhouse, although I do not think a Song Sparrow would nest in a gourd up in an apple tree.. Photo taken with the Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D and a Sigma 70-300mm Lens on April 29, 2008 in Davenport, Iowa.. ...
In non-avian tetrapods, the larynx is the main sound-producing organ. Birds, however, have evolved a unique phonatory organ, the syrinx, located at the basal end of the trachea. Like the mammalian larynx, the syrinx is controlled by muscles whose action influences acoustic parameters and regulates airflow by closing and opening of the airways. Syrinx morphology and the number of muscles controlling it vary between different bird groups. Despite substantial variation in vocal control, vocal behaviour of birds ranks among the most elaborate use of sound as a communication signal. Because song is an important behaviour for mate attraction and territorial defence, vocal quality is assumed to be under strong sexual selection (e.g. Andersson, 1994). In oscines, song is a learned vocal behaviour, which often displays highly complex temporal and acoustic features. Production of rapid temporal sequences and high rates of amplitude and frequency modulation require precise control of sound onset and ...
In adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), the telencephalon occupies 64% of the entire brain. This fraction is similar to what is seen in parrots, but many other birds possess a significantly smaller telencephalon. The aim of the present study was to determine the developmental time course and cellular basis of telencephalic enlargement in zebra finches, and then to compare these findings with what is known about telencephalic enlargement in other birds. To this end we estimated the volumes of all major brain regions from serial sections in embryonic and post-hatching zebra finches. We also labeled proliferating cells with antibodies against proliferating cell nuclear antigen and phosphorylated histone H3. An important finding to emerge from this work is that the telencephalon of zebra finches at hatching contains a thick proliferative subventricular zone (SVZ) that extends from the subpallium into the dorsal pallium. The data also show that the onset and offset of telencephalic neurogenesis ...
While a great deal of our vocabulary is acquired early in life, we continue to acquire new words and string together new phrases throughout adulthood. This trait is not entirely unique to humans. Many species of songbirds are open-ended learners, meaning their repertoire size increases with age as opposed to crystallizing during development. Previous research suggests an important role for estrogens in verbal memory. To begin to better understand the functional significance of this phenomenon, we asked, 1) can circulating concentrations of estradiol in the body, or lack thereof, affect a birds ability to recognize and behaviorally respond to novel song patterns, as encountered naturally in the wild, and 2) does this change according to the reproductive state of the bird. European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are seasonally breeding, open-ended learners that can be trained to recognize and respond to new song patterns. We measured the latency of birds to learn and respond to new song patterns ...
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In this paper, we describe spatial variation in the demography of the Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia. Long-term population studies of birds have generally considered only single sites in optimal habitat, but recent theory has shown the value of taking spatial variation in population dynamics into account. In this theory, collections of local populations in habitat patches connected by dispersal are defined as metapopulations. We review metapopulation models briefly and then use these ideas in a study of the Song Sparrow. Sparrows were studied on islands of varying size and degree of isolation from the North American continent. For analysis, these islands are grouped into three areas. Sparrows on the isolated Mandarte Island usually reproduced and survived well over 17 years but suffered from catastrophic mortality in some winters. After such events, the population recovered quickly without much immigration. Sparrows on smaller islets near Mandarte also survived and reproduced well during 4 ...
Most owner complaints about feline vocalization are either to do with the intensity and persistence of the vocalization, or the fact that it occurs at night or at other times when family members or neighbors are trying to sleep.
behaviour and the neural systems controlling behaviour. Songbirds, along with humans, are one of only six animal groups (including bats, parrots, hummingbirds, and cetaceous whales and dolphins) that are known to exhibit vocal learning. Furthermore, songbirds possess a highly-evolved network of interconnected brain regions controlling vocal learning, vocal perception and vocal production. As such, songbirds allow researchers a unique opportunity to directly study vocal communication at the interface between brain and behaviour. The SNL studies the cognitive, neurobiological and behavioural substrates underlying songbirds highly evolved and specialized suite of communication behaviours. Current research focuses on vocal communication in one particular group of songbirds, the chickadees (e.g., Black-capped, Boreal, Carolina, Chestnut-backed, and Mountain chickadees).. Research in the SNL is currently aimed at understanding the cognitive, perceptual, evolutionary, developmental, and neural bases ...
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Neurospecificity of the electrical stimulus at the frequencies used in this investigation is a matter of debate. To deliver electrical stimuli at 5, 250, and 2,000 Hz, we used a device that has been used for in vivo and in vitro studies, and in clinical settings for diagnosis of neuropathies43-45 and investigations of pharmacodynamics of topical analgesics46 and of mechanisms of nociception.47,48 Although a matter of controversy, there is in vivo and in vitro evidence supporting the notion that electrical stimuli delivered at 2,000, 250, and 5 Hz preferentially activate Aβ, Aδ, and C fibers, respectively.21 Using action potential intracellular recordings from isolated dorsal root ganglia neurons with attached dorsal roots, researchers showed that C fibers were activated by 5-Hz and not by 250- or 2,000-Hz sine-wave stimuli.21 In addition, 2,000-Hz stimulation at low intensity selectively activated Aβ, and at significantly higher intensity, it stimulated Aδ neurons.21 Lastly, 250-Hz ...
The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary analysis of relations between child and environmental variables, including factors related to communication aid provision, and participation in informal everyday activities in a sample of children with complex communication needs. Ninety-seven caregivers of children provided with communication aids responded to a questionnaire survey. Child variables assessed were level of ability, trait emotional self-efficacy, and competence in communication aid use. Environmental variables assessed were the impact of childhood disability on the family, family socio-economic category, perceived reliability of electronic communication aids provided to children, and ease of use of the aid. The outcome measure was the intensity of child participation in informal activities. Significant correlations were observed between participation scores and the following variables: child age, level of ability, trait emotional self-efficacy, and family impact of childhood disability.
by Vetscite. Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting brain activity in young birds could shed light on speech learning and certain developmental disorders in humans, according to a study by McGill University researchers.. Lead author Jon Sakata, a professor of neurobiology at McGill, says that songbirds learn vocalizations like humans learn speech. Songbirds first listen to and memorize the sound of adult songs and then undergo a period of vocal practice-in essence, babbling-to master the production of song.. Researchers have been studying song learning in birds for some time. But the degree to which social interaction with adult birds contributes to that learning has been unclear. Thats because, unlike this current work, past studies didnt control for the time exposed to song and the presence of other birds.. In this study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National ...
Castration of adult male zebra finches (Poephila guttata, Estrildidae) reduces their singing rate and the tempo of song, but castrates continue to sing song identical in form to preoperative song. Injection or implantation of testosterone propionate (TP) but not of vehicle alone reverses the changes …
According to a study investigating the song differences between white-rumped Munias and its domesticated counterpart (Bengalese finch), the wild munias use a highly stereotyped song, whereas the domesticated ones sing a highly unconstrained song. Considering that song syntactical complexity is subject to female preference in the Bengalese finch, it is likely that maternal resource allocation strategies play a role in song evolution.[38] In the field of bird vocalization, brains capable of producing only an innate song have very simple neural pathways: the primary forebrain motor center, called the robust nucleus of arcopallium (RA), connects to midbrain vocal outputs which in turn project to brainstem motor nuclei. By contrast, in brains capable of learning songs, the RA receives input from numerous additional forebrain regions, including those involved in learning and social experience. Control over song generation has become less constrained, more distributed, and more flexible. When compared ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Serotonin, via HTR2 receptors, excites neurons in a cortical-like premotor nucleus necessary for song learning and production. AU - Wood, William E.. AU - Lovell, Peter V.. AU - Mello, Claudio. AU - Perkel, David J.. PY - 2011/9/28. Y1 - 2011/9/28. N2 - Serotonin (5-HT) is a neuromodulator that is important for neural development, learning and memory, mood, and perception. Dysfunction of the serotonin system is central to depression and other clinically important mood disorders and has been linked with learning deficits. In mammals, 5-HT release from the raphe nuclei in the brainstem can modulate the functional properties of cortical neurons, influencing sensory and motor processing. Birds also have serotonergic neurons in the dorsal raphe, suggesting that 5-HT plays similar roles in sensory and motor processing, perhaps modulating brain circuitry underlying birdsong. To investigate this possibility, we measured the effects of 5-HT on spontaneous firing of projection neurons in ...
We investigate vocal communication and cognitive abilities in mammals. We work on a wide range of mammal species including red deer, domestic horses, African elephants, koalas, dogs and cats and humans. Our lab is well equipped with cutting edge facilities for recording, analyzing and playing back vocalizations as well as tools for experimental presentation of visual cues. People: Karen McComb, David Reby. Lab website: Mammal Vocal Communication and Cognition Research. ...
Behaviorally-relevant sounds such as conspecific vocalizations are often available for only a brief amount of time; thus, goal-directed behavior frequently depends on auditory short-term memory (STM). Despite its ecological significance, the neural processes underlying auditory STM remain poorly understood. To investigate the role of the auditory cortex in STM, single- and multi-unit activity was recorded from the primary auditory cortex (A1) of two monkeys performing an auditory STM task using simple and complex sounds. Each trial consisted of a sample and test stimulus separated by a 5-s retention interval. A brief wait period followed the test stimulus, after which subjects pressed a button if the sounds were identical (match trials) or withheld button presses if they were different (non-match trials). A number of units exhibited significant changes in firing rate for portions of the retention interval, although these changes were rarely sustained. Instead, they were most frequently observed during
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The mechanism of sound production in the collared dove Streptopelia decaocto was studied to test the validity of the whistle model and to analyze the role of vocal tract resonances. In this study, the vocalizations of six male adult doves were recorded both in normal air and in a mixture of 80 % helium and 20 % oxygen (heliox). Depending on the way in which the syrinx operates, the spectral structure of the vocalizations is expected to show specific changes in heliox. The effects of heliox differed substantially depending on the type of vocal element. Except for a significant decrease in amplitude, unmodulated elements, i.e. elements with a constant frequency, were relatively unaffected by heliox. In contrast, modulated elements, i.e. elements with an abrupt increase in frequency, showed a gradual increase in frequency with increasing helium concentration. This specific increase in frequency stopped when the modulation frequency was 1.5 times the base frequency, even when the helium ...
Edvard Munchs The Scream is a composition of four pieces, two done with paint and the other two in pastels. Munch, an Expressionist artist, gave these works the German name Der Schrel der Natur or The Scream of Nature, and show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky, while two figures in the background walk on oblivious to the active environment around them. A lithographic stone of the image existed for Munch to make prints; approximately four dozen were made, and several of those prints survive to this day.. Theres speculation among art historians about Munchs inspiration for The Scream, one example being Munch observing ancient mummies while visiting museums. According to Munch himself, however, the initial inspiration behind The Scream was due to an experience he had while out with friends. In a diary entry on January 22, 1892, he wrote:. I was walking along the road with two friends - the sun was setting - suddenly the sky turned blood red - ...
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Juvenile avian song learning is one of the best animal models used to study generation and recognition of rhythm. The ability for birds to process a tutor song and then generate a perfect replica of that song, underlies our ability to learn rhythm. Two very famous computational neuroscientists Kenji Doya and Terrence J. Sejnowski created a model of this using the Zebra Finch as target organism. The Zebra Finch is perhaps one of the most easily understood examples of this among birds. The young Zebra Finch is exposed to a tutor song from the adult, during a critical period. This is defined as the time of life that learning can take place, in other words when the brain has the most plasticity. After this period, the bird is able to produce an adult song, which is said to be crystallized at this point. Doya and Sejnowski evaluated three possible ways that this leaning could happen, an immediate, one shot perfection of the tutor song, error learning, and reinforcement learning. They settled on the ...
YEAR: 1994. SEASON: Summer. MONTH: June. STATE: Washington. COUNTY: Okanogan County. LOCATION DETAILS: Small lake west of Palmer Lake, it about 10 miles WSW of Oroville.. NEAREST TOWN: Oroville. NEAREST ROAD: Chopaka Creek Road. OBSERVED: June 1994, West bank Chopaka Lake, 2-3am. I awoke to the most god-awful animal voice Ive ever heard. My friends slept through it and teased me the next day when I described the sounds. However, they stayed the next night after I left and reported to me later that they were awakened as I had been and were quite frightened by the same sounds at around the same time. Just today I first heard of sightings by others at the lake in 96. The sound I heard was very loud, echoing across the lake and the hill on the east shore. It originated from the NW corner of the lake. The call was a good 10 secs long each time starting off with a very low register bellow like the bellow of a bull or elephant, then morphing into a cougar-like snarl and then finishing similar to ...
and they dont palatalise. I know there are other trills. About the different trills, I just looked it all up on Wikipedia again, and I discovered that the uvular trill, that is, the way I pronounce the double r with the back of my tongue and my uvula, is how its pronounced in German, and sometimes French, whereas in Spanish and Italian, you use the tip of your tongue (alveolar trill). Template:Uvular. No Personal Attacks or Trolling: Be respectful to fellow posters â name-calling, rudeness & incivility, slurs, vulgarities towards other users, and trolling are not welcome here. Im thinking about giving German another go, but the pronunciation is making me a little hesitant (along with gender & cases, but thats irrelevant at the moment). Hi! The uvular trill is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ʀ , a small capital ar. I can do the alveolar trill, but not uvular. I am really interested in ...
Define trill. trill synonyms, trill pronunciation, trill translation, English dictionary definition of trill. n. 1. A fluttering or tremulous sound, as that made by certain birds; a warble. 2. Music a. The rapid alternation of two tones either a whole or a half tone...
The broadcast song of the Tambourine Dove (Turtur tympanistria) is a repetitive coo series produced in a very stereotyped way. The song is similar to those of the other species within the Turtur genus and likely reflects the adaptation to long distance signalling in tropical habitats. There is no study assessing individual variation of the Tambourine Dove song or for the possibility of identity coding through song features. We obtained recordings of 578 songs from 41 males within a population inhabiting montane forest in Cameroon between 2008 and 2018. Additionally, we analysed also recordings from automatic recorders working for a longer time during the year. Songs were analysed to get basic information about within- and between-individual spectro-temporal variation. Potential of identity coding and discriminant analyses were used to investigate if and how these songs may convey information about male identity. The song of the Tambourine Dove is a very simple series of short, unmodulated whistles with
Video #3 - Walrus Roar A young male walrus demonstrates one of his many natural vocalizations.. By training the animals to vocalize on cue, the trainers can demonstrate these sounds to guests and other people who may otherwise never hear such sounds. In addition, scientists can reliably record and analyze the different vocal patterns. Vocalizations from this group of walruses were recorded and used for some of the dinosaur sounds in the Jurassic Park movies. This young male walrus starred as Jocko in the movie 50 First Dates. Courtesy of Six Flags Marine World.. ...
We provide evidence for pulse register phonation in the songbird syrinx, which can be generated by all possible interactions of the two sound sources, but typically involves the use of both sound generators and always gives rise to sounds with a rich harmonic structure. Since sounds were induced in deeply anaesthetized crows, the short labial opening events and the alternation of opening between the left and right sound generators must reflect passive mechanical dynamics of the vocal organ. The alternation pattern indicates coupling between the two sound sources, which might include mechanical coupling presumably via the semilunar membrane and/or direct acoustic coupling. Muscular control of the observed vibration pattern is highly unlikely. Even if the thoracic compression induces a reflex-like neural response, the syringeal muscles would not be fast enough to account for rapid opening events of 1.5 ms duration (Elemans et al. 2004; Rome 2006). We therefore conclude that the observed vibratory ...
Vehrencamps work also suggests that males that are most successful are those that share many song types with their territorial neighbors. Song sparrows, for example, can learn songs only within a narrow time period restricted to the first few months after fledging, which means that males must learn neighborhood songs quickly to facilitate successful territorial negotiations.. Song sparrows are very restricted learners, so the dominant birds that acquire territories within their natal area share more song types with their neighbors and survive better, explained Vehrencamp, who observed that birds with a low degree of song-sharing spend more time fighting with neighbors and are rarely seen the next breeding season.. Vehrencamp also studies the banded wren in Central America. This species has a longer learning period, up to a year or more, so all birds in the neighborhood share a large fraction of their song types. Males get up early, and sing vigorously with frequent song-type matching in ...
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Sender ID combines Microsofts Caller ID for E-mail (which was submitted to the IETF for consideration in May) with Sender Policy Framework (SPF).. SPF was authored by Meng Weng Wong, the co-founder and chief technology officer at, a provider of subscription-based e-mail forwarding and mailing list services. Meng submitted SPF to the IETF in February.. Sender ID maintains lists of Internet Protocol addresses from which sent e-mail can be traced, and if adopted as a standard, could provide a way to close loopholes that allow e-mail senders to spoof or fake the origin of their message.. The unified specification, which was the result of discussions between Microsoft and Meng which lasted from January to May, is aimed at simplifying industry adoption of effective e-mail authentication technology.. The IETF is also considering another mail authentication submission from Yahoo, called DomainKeys.. DomainKeys works differently from Sender ID by using encryption to generate a signature based ...
The Song was accepted into the Jewish canon of scripture in the 2nd century CE, after a period of controversy in the 1st century. It was accepted as canonical because of its supposed authorship by Solomon and based on an allegorical reading where the subject-matter was taken to be not sexual desire but Gods love for Israel.[28] For instance, the famed first and second century Rabbi Akiva forbade the use of the Song of Songs in popular celebrations. He reportedly said, He who sings the Song of Songs in wine taverns, treating it as if it were a vulgar song, forfeits his share in the world to come.[29] However, Rabbi Akiva famously defended the canonicity of the Song of Songs, reportedly saying when the question came up of whether it should be considered a defiling work, God forbid! [...] For all of eternity in its entirety is not as worthy as the day on which Song of Songs was given to Israel, for all the Writings are holy, but Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.[30]. It is one of the ...
The use of demand curves to derive estimates of motivational strength is a popular method for measuring animals preferences for a range of different resources in applied animal behaviour research. In a typical experiment, an animal pays a gradually increasing cost (e.g. by pushing through a weighted door) in order to access a resource it wants or needs. The resulting demand curves are used to calculate several measures of the strength of the animals motivation to access the resource. We tested two assumptions that underlie the majority of applications of this approach: first, that animals have a fixed energy budget to spend on access to resources: and second, that the effect of price on demand is not greatly influenced by the order or magnitude of the price changes. Sixteen European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were trained to push through weighted doors to gain access to one of two resources, either a tray of turf, or protective foliage cover. In the first stage of the experiment reservation ...
What would cause the male splendid fairy-wrens to respond to the calls of their predators in such a strange way? One possibility is that the response of the fairy-wrens is an alarm call, meant to warn others nearby of the presence of a predator. One experiment ruled out that possibility, though: male splendid fairy-wrens give their Type 2 songs in response to hearing the vocalization of the butcherbird, but not in the presence of silent butcherbirds. Another possibility is that the Type 2 songs are meant to scare the butcherbirds away, but another experiment indicated that this wasnt the case either, as males were no more likely to sing their Type 2 songs upon seeing a silent butcherbird. It seems, then, that there is something special about the vocalization of the butcherbird that causes the splendid fairy-wren to sing its Type 2 song.. It could be that the Type 2 song functions as a territorial display, to keep other males away. If the Type 2 song is used as a territorial display, Greig and ...
To investigate the role of social hierarchy in the behavior of Nlgn3y/- mice and their wild-type (Nlgn3y/+) littermates, we analyzed the behavior of mice from litters consisting of both genotypes (MGH) in comparison to litters in which male mice were all of the same Nlgn3y/+ genotype (SGH). As previously reported (Radyushkin et al., 2009; Fischer and Hammerschmidt, 2011), Nlgn3y/- mice from MGH emitted fewer ultrasonic vocalizations during courtship in comparison to Nlgn3y/+ from MGH [Nlgn3y/+ 22.2 ± 3.5 s and Nlgn3y/- 9.8 ± 2.8 s, P = 0.007, F(18,16) = 1.49; Fig. 2A]. Additionally, in the tube test, Nlgn3y/- mice from MGH lost more frequently when competing against Nlgn3y/+ mice from MGH (Nlgn3y/+ 72.9% ± 9.8% and Nlgn3y/- 29.4% ± 10.3%; P = 0.0074; Fig. 2B), suggesting that they are socially submissive to their wild-type littermates (Wang et al., 2011). In groups of mice with a stable social hierarchy, there is a correlation between ranking in courtship vocalization and in the tube test ...
Stephen R. Anderson explains what is meant by communication, the difference between communication and language, and the essential characteristics of language. Next he examines a variety of animal communication systems, including bee dances, frog vocalizations, bird songs, and alarm calls and other vocal, gestural, and olfactory communication among primates. Anderson then compares these to human language, including signed languages used by the deaf. Arguing that attempts to teach human languages or their equivalents to the great apes have not succeeded in demonstrating linguistic abilities in nonhuman species, he concludes that animal communication systems-intriguing and varied though they may be-do not include all the essential properties of human language. Animals can communicate, but they cant talk ...
We found that European Starlings can be infected with this virus when inoculated with relatively high doses, and we predict that infected birds excrete sufficient amounts of virus to transmit to other birds, including domestic chickens. Infected European Starlings showed no clinical signs or mortality after infection with H7N9. ...
Evans BJ, Carter TF, Greenbaum E, Gvoždík V, Kelley DB, McLaughlin PJ, et al. (2015) Genetics, Morphology, Advertisement Calls, and Historical Records Distinguish Six New Polyploid Species of African Clawed Frog (Xenopus, Pipidae) from West and Central Africa. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0142823. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142823. [pdf]. Hall, I.C., Woolley, S.M.N., Kwong-Brown, U. and Kelley, D.B. 2015. Sex differences and endrocrine regulation of auditory-evoked, neural responses in African clawed frogs, (Xenopus). J. Comp. Physiol. DOI 10.1007/s00359-015-1049-9. Albersheim-Carter, J., Blubaum, A., Ballagh, I., Missaghi, K., Siuda, E.R., McMurray, G., Bass, A.H., Dubuc, R., Kelley, D.B., Schmidt, M.F., Wilson, R. J.A., and Gray, P.A. 2015 Testing the evolutionary conservation of vocal motoneurons in vertebrates. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. DOI: Leininger, E.C. and Kelley, D.B. 2015. Evolution of courtship songs in Xenopus; vocal pattern ...
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It must, however, be xylitol free, as xylitol is toxic substance for several animals. Behaviour modifying drugs are used when a ... The second theory proposes that the syndrome is a seizure disorder, and that episodes of vocalisation, wild running, jumping, ... Virga V (November 2004). "Behavioral dermatology". Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice. 19 (4): 240-9. doi:10.1053/j. ... Clinical signs include aggression towards people; aggression towards animals; self-aggression; dilated pupils; salivation; ...
The most familiar vocalisation of adult cats is a "meow" or "miaow" sound (pronounced /miˈaʊ/). The meow can be assertive, ... UFAW Animal Welfare Research Report No 8. UK Cat Behavior Working Group, 1995. Fraser, Andrew (2012). Feline Behaviour and ... Cat vocalizations have been categorized according to a range of characteristics. Originally suggested by Mildred Moelk, cat ... Moelk classified eight other sounds involved in mating and fighting by listening to the animals in her yard and on the street. ...
Distasteful animals use warning coloration (aposematism) to prevent attacks from potential predators. Many animals wish to ... ISBN 978-0-521-62996-6. Brudzynski, Stefan M. (8 December 2009). Handbook of Mammalian Vocalization: An Integrative ... Dorcas, Michael E.; Gibbons, Whit (2011). Frogs: The Animal Answer Guide. JHU Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-8018-9935-5. "Animal ... edible animals more or less accurately mimic distasteful animals to reduce their own risk of being attacked by predators. ...
This allows the animal to make dorsal turns and maintain a streamlined posture. When moving on land, the California sea lion is ... The only other vocalization made by territorial males is a "prolonged hoarse grunt sound" made when an individual is startled ... These animals exploit more man-made environments like docks for haul-out sites. Many docks are not designed to withstand the ... This vocalization is also made by groups of non-reproductive males. Female California sea lions are less vocal. Their barks, ...
Howling is an animal vocalization in many canine species. See: Wolf howling Coyote howling Domestic dog howling Fox howling ...
This trait also gives the Basenji the nickname "Barkless Dog." Many animals communicate via various vocalizations. While there ... "The influence of domestication upon behavior of animals". Abnormal Behaviour in Animals. Philadelphia: 179-187. Dechambre, E. ( ... Other animals that make this noise include wolves, coyotes, seals, foxes, and quolls. Woof is the most common onomatopoeia in ... "Many dogs bark when they hear other dogs barking," says Katherine A. Houpt, V.M.D., PhD, director of the Cornell Animal ...
Barrows, Edward M. (2000). Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Second ... A type of bird vocalization tending to serve such functions as giving alarm or keeping members of a flock in contact-as opposed ... The animal welfare impact of pinioning is subject to increasing debate. For example, it is known that the operation, which is ... K's Exotic Animal ER. Season 03 E01. May 21, 2016. 26 minutes in. Nat Geo Wild. Stout, Jane D. (May 2016). "Common emergencies ...
p. 156 Christison-Lagay, K. L. and Cohen Y. E. (2013). The Neural Representation of Vocalisation Perception. In Animal ... From Combe: Propensities do not form ideas; they solely produce propensities common to animals and man. Adhesiveness ... was the seat of the animal soul-one of three "souls" found in the body, each associated with a principal organ. The Swiss ... he believed to exist in other animal species. Phrenologists would run their fingertips and palms over the skulls of their ...
Thomas, D. A.; Barfield, R. J. (1985). "Ultrasonic vocalization of the female rat (Rattus norvegicus) during mating". Animal ... The noise is best described as either a quick clicking or 'burring' sound, varying from animal to animal. Vigorous bruxing can ... Like most rat vocalizations, the chirping is too high in pitch for humans to hear without special equipment. Bat detectors are ... The vocalization, described as a distinct "chirping", has been likened to laughter, and is interpreted as an expectation of ...
Growling is a low, guttural vocalization produced by predatory animals. Growling or growl may also refer to: Borborygmus, the ...
These songs are amongst some of the longest measured in animals. Only male humpback whales perform these vocalizations; it was ... Animals portal Animal communication Animal echolocation Bioacoustics Biomusic Biophony List of animal sounds Nora (cat) Vocal ... animal and frog sounds since 2008. The most well-known form of music found in non-human animals is birdsong. Birdsong is ... One potential barrier in the study of zoomusicology is that there are some forms of music produced by various animals which ...
In some languages (such as Chinese 喵, miāo, and Thai แมว, mæw), the vocalization became the name of the animal itself.[citation ... A meow is a vocalization of cats. They might have diverse tones and are sometimes chattered, murmured or whispered. Adult cats ... Workshop on Vocal interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (PDF). pp. 5-6. ISBN 978-2-9562029-0-5. Miller, P. ( ... Brown, K.A.; Buchwald, J.S.; Johnson, J.R.; Mikolich, D.J. (1978). "Vocalization in the cat and kitten". Developmental ...
Vocalization[edit]. The aardvark is a rather quiet animal. However, it does make soft grunting sounds as it forages and loud ... Other animals that use them are hares, mongooses, hyenas, owls, pythons, and lizards. Without these refuges many animals would ... As they are vacated, then they are inhabited by smaller animals like the African wild dog, ant-eating chat, Nycteris thebaica ... The squadron mascot was adapted from the animal in the comic strip B.C., which the F-4 was said to resemble. ...
The low-amplitude vocalizations of cotton-top tamarins are believed to be an alternative to high-amplitude mobbing calls. If ... Animal Behaviour. 73 (2): 379-387. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.04.014. S2CID 53164055. Brumm, Henrik; Zollinger, Sue Anne (31 ... ingressive speech Whispering campaign Whispering gallery Whispery voice Other forms of unvoiced vocalization: gasping, sighing ... Ladich, Friedrich; Brittinger, Waltraud; Kratochvil, Helmut (1992). "Significance of agonistic vocalization in the croaking ...
March 1972). "Vocalizations of the mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei)". Animal Behaviour. 20 (1): 36-53. doi:10.1016/ ... Struggling with personal insecurity, Fossey turned to animals as a way to gain acceptance. Her love for animals began with her ... However, spending her summer on a ranch in Montana at age 19 rekindled her love of animals, and she enrolled in a pre- ... Since Fossey would rescue any abused or abandoned animal she saw in Africa or near Karisoke, she acquired a menagerie in the ...
"Japanese macaques as laboratory animals". Experimental Animals. 58 (5): 451-457. doi:10.1538/expanim.58.451. PMID 19897928. ... Males have no copulatory vocalizations. A macaque mother moves to the periphery of her troop to give birth in a secluded spot, ... Animal Diversity Web, § "Other Comments", ¶ 1, sent. 5, downloaded 2009-02-15T16:00+09:00 Blue Planet Biomes, ¶ 12, sent. 1, ... "Girney" vocalizations among Japanese macaque females: context and function. Primates 26(4):424-35. Machida S. (1990) "Threat ...
Animal Behaviour. 80 (2): 181-187. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.05.012. Emerson, S.; Boyd, S. (1999). "Mating vocalizations of ... The vocalizations that male frogs use to call for females are crucial for reproductive success in frogs. Initially, male frogs ... Once a satellite male hears a change in vocalizations of other males he will begin courtship calling in an attempt to steal a ... Bee, M. A.; Schwartz, J. J.; Summers, K. (2013). "All's well that begins Wells : celebrating 60 years of Animal Behaviour and ...
Strategic use of affiliative vocalizations by wild female baboons. PLoS One 11: e0163978. Animal communication Ethology Primate ... Cheney received a Biology Department teaching award (2009), the Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award from the Animal Behavior ... Animal Behaviour 84, 21-27. Platt, M.L., Seyfarth, R.M., & Cheney, D.L. 2016. Adaptations for social cognition in the primate ... Animal Behaviour 26, 389-408. Seyfarth, R.M., Cheney, D.L. & Marler, P. 1980. Monkey responses to three different alarm calls: ...
The bobcat hunts animals of different sizes, and adjusts its hunting techniques accordingly. With small animals, such as ... During courtship, the bobcat's vocalizations include screaming and hissing. Research in Texas revealed that establishing a home ... The animal is regulated in all three of its range countries, and is found in a number of protected areas of the United States, ... For slightly larger animals, such as geese, ducks, rabbits, and hares, it stalks from cover and waits until prey comes within ...
If the targeted animal stands its ground, wolves either ignore it, or try to intimidate it into running. Wolves, or even a wolf ... The phases of the moon have no effect on wolf vocalization, and despite popular belief, wolves do not howl at the moon. Wolves ... Domesticated animals are easy prey for wolves, as they have been bred under constant human protection, and are thus unable to ... The Proto-Indo-European root *wĺ̥kʷos may also be the source of the Latin word for the animal lupus (*lúkʷos). The name "gray ...
Vocalization of the fox List of animal sounds Thompson, Jessie (12 November 2014). "What Does the Fox Say?: Ylvis's viral hit ... He gives a summary of animal sounds ("Dog goes woof/cat goes meow", etc.) that "could have been lifted straight from a ... Official video on YouTube British Library Sound and Vision blog - what does the fox say? (red fox vocalizations) What does the ... The video begins with Bård singing at a costume party where other participants are dressed as different animals, whose ...
It focuses and modulates the animal's vocalizations and acts as a sound lens. It is thus a key organ involved in communication ... The sperm whale has the largest nose of any animal in the world. The bulk of that nose is composed of two large, fatty ... The lipids in the melon cannot be digested by the animal as they are metabolically toxic. A starving dolphin will have a robust ...
How Animals Communicate. p. 794. Ralls K, Fiorelli P, Gish S (1985). "Vocalizations and vocal mimicry in captive harbour seals ... In addition to the similarities in the neurobiological circuits necessary for vocalizations between animal vocal learners and ... As a result, they can produce vocalizations, but not learned vocalizations. The anterior vocal pathway (also known as vocal ... If mates prefer more variable vocalizations, predators may also be more strongly attracted to more variable vocalizations. As ...
Infrasounds are also present in the vocalizations of some animals. Low frequency sounds can travel for long distances with very ... If an animal produces a low frequency sound, and uses it in communication, it suggests the animal might also be sensitive to ... Firstly, the animals might actually be more sensitive than the experiments would indicate owing to habituation of the animals ... Another problem that might arise in interpreting field experiments done on groups of animals is that animals may be responding ...
Some of those vocalizations and acoustic features may support individuality. The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped the ... The overall population of sea lions is considered stable; the estimate is 265,000 animals. They are declining in the Falkland ... South American sea lions are observed to make various vocalizations and calls which differ between sexes and ages. Adult males ... doi:10.1111/j.1365-2907.2011.00193.x. Kindersley, Dorling (2001,2005). Animal. New York City: DK Publishing. ISBN 0-7894-7764-5 ...
... pet-owners are more sensitive to negative emotion in animal distress vocalizations". Royal Society Open Science. Royal Society ... Society and Animals. Animals & Society Institute. 15 (2): 169-189. doi:10.1163/156853007X187117. Retrieved 2020-02-09. CS1 ... Alli B. "10 Signs You Are A Crazy Cat Person (And Proud Of It!)". The Animal Rescue Site Blog. "How are dog people and cat ... Research has shown a link between some personality traits and the type of domesticated animal owned. A 2010 study at the ...
Each animal has a uniquely identifying, frequency-modulated narrow-band signature vocalization (signature whistle). Researchers ... The animal propels itself by moving the flukes up and down. The pectoral flippers (at the sides of the body) are for steering; ... Animal welfare activists and certain scientists have claimed that the dolphins do not have adequate space or receive adequate ... Their elongated upper and lower jaws form what is called a rostrum, or snout, which gives the animal its common name. The real ...
"The role of vocalization in the social behaviour of the northern elephant seal." Animal Behaviour 10(1): 7-14.. ... which in turn selects for deeper threat vocalizations. The rapid divergence of threat displays among closely related species ... illustrating selection that favors the production of low-frequency threat vocalizations. However, this counter-selects for ...
An automated technique for analysis of temporal features in animal vocalizations. Animal Behavior. 25:615-621. Narins, P. and R ... It is well known that the auditory systems of anurans are well adapted to detect species specific vocalizations, and that the ... behavioral response to these vocalizations often differs between the sexes. Sex differences in auditory systems have been found ...
... argued and provided empirical support for the contrasting idea that animal vocalizations have their effects by influencing ... Rendall, D., Owren, M. J., & Ryan, M. J. (2009). What do animal signals mean? Animal Behaviour, 78, 233-240. Owren, M. J., ... Animal Behaviour, 28, 1070-1094. Owren, M. J., & Rendall, D. (2001). Sound on the rebound: Bringing form and function back to ... He studied primate vocalizations in terms of acoustics and communicative functions. Owren studied and worked in the United ...
"Animal Cognition. 18 (1): 393-397. doi:10.1007/s10071-014-0794-4. PMID 25123853. Retrieved 5 December 2017.. ... Union decided to treat the black-billed magpie as a separate species based on studies of the vocalization and behaviour that ... Bekoff, M. (2009). "Animal emotions, wild justice and why they matter: Grieving magpies, a pissy baboon, and empathic elephants ... and it is believed to be one of the most intelligent of all non-human animals.[2] The expansion of its nidopallium is ...
... animal matter and 62.4% plant matter, most notably the grass Echinochloa crus-galli, and nonlaying females ate 37.0% animal ... This maternal vocalization is highly attractive to their young. The repetition and frequency modulation of these quacks form ... eat water plants and small animals, and are social animals preferring to congregate in groups or flocks of varying sizes. This ... "Animal Diversity Web. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2017.. ...
These calls may warn young or nearby animals of a threat. Food habits[edit]. Unlike most squirrels, African pygmy squirrels ... A low-intensity alarm vocalization has been recorded and it is described as a "faint pipping sound," seeming to alert and call ... Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (compilers and editors) (1996). 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, ...
In animals[edit]. Invertebrates[edit]. Insects[edit]. Communication is very important for animals all throughout the animal ... Male harbour seals show specific vocalization and diving behaviours while demonstrating such behaviours for possible mates.[3] ... Display behaviour is a set of ritualized behaviours that enable an animal to communicate to other animals (typically of the ... As a result, animals have certain environmental and social cues that they can use to decide when is the most beneficial time to ...
International Fund for Animal Welfare. Retrieved 29 August 2015.. *. Viegas, Jennifer (23 February 2010). "Thousands Mourn Dead ... Whale vocalization is likely to serve several purposes. Some species, such as the humpback whale, communicate using melodic ... These animals have very large heads, which can make up as much as 40% of their body mass, and much of the head is the mouth. ... "International Fund for Animal Welfare. Retrieved 29 August 2015.. *. "Aboriginal Subsistence whaling". IWC. Retrieved 29 August ...
Journal of Animal Ecology, 77(6), 1092-1098. *^ Salo, P. (2009). On lethal and nonlethal impacts of native, alien and ... VocalizationsEdit. The white-tailed eagle is considered a very vocal bird of prey during the breeding season, although some ... Wood, Gerald (1983). The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. ISBN 978-0-85112-235-9. .. ... Prey of other animal classes is rarely taken by white-tailed eagles. Particularly, the diversity of reptiles known in the prey ...
Studies in animals and humans have established the involvement of parietal, sensory-motor and premotor cortices in the control ... The supplementary motor area (SMA) was active in both imagery and perceptual tasks suggesting covert vocalization as an element ... In animals, neurophysiological studies have demonstrated an interaction between the frontal cortex and the basal ganglia during ...
Shrikes are passerine birds known for their habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions ... These birds are notable for their vocalization, especially their remarkable ability to mimic a wide variety of birds and other ... West Virginia State Wildlife Center, a small zoo featuring native West Virginia animals ...
Thomas, D. A.; Barfield, R. J. (1985). "Ultrasonic vocalization of the female rat (Rattus norvegicus) during mating". Animal ... The noise is best described as either a quick clicking or 'burring' sound, varying from animal to animal. ... A working rat is a rat trained for specific tasks as a working animal. In many cases, working rats are domesticated brown rats ... The vocalization, described as a distinct "chirping", has been likened to laughter, and is interpreted as an expectation of ...
"California Condor - San Diego Zoo Animals & Plants". *^ a b Weise, Elizabeth (October 7, 2010). " ... The birds do not have true syringeal vocalizations. They can make a few hissing or grunting sounds only heard when very close.[ ... Wood, Gerald (1983). The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. ISBN 978-0-85112-235-9. .. ... The captive breeding program, led by the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Los Angeles Zoo,[65] and with other participating zoos ...
Because of their small size, they are vulnerable to insect-eating birds and animals. ... "Organization of Agonistic Vocalizations in Black-chinned Hummingbirds" (PDF). The Condor. 98 (3): 557-566. doi:10.2307/1369568 ... "Birds - Animal Genome Size Database". Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011 ...
While animals also communicate using vocalizations, and trained apes such as Washoe and Kanzi can use simple sign language, no ... Although people ordinarily use speech in dealing with other persons (or animals), when people swear they do not always mean to ... animals' vocalizations are articulated phonemically and syntactically, and do not constitute speech. ... the ability to map heard spoken words onto the vocalizations needed to recreate them, which plays a key role in children's ...
Gallinaceous birds are arboreal or terrestrial animals; many prefer not to fly, but instead walk and run for locomotion. They ... They use visual displays and vocalizations for communication, courtship, fighting, territoriality, and brooding. ... Gallinaceous birds feed on a variety of plant and animal material, which may include fruits, seeds, leaves, shoots, flowers, ... are notable for their aptitude to forage for crustaceans such as crayfish and other aquatic small animals in shallow streams ...
Cognitive Animal: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Animal Cognition. MIT Press. pp. 265-274. ISBN 978-0-262-52322-6.. ... Over the first 20 weeks after a cotton-top tamarin is born, it is not fully capable of producing the range of vocalizations ... The cotton-top tamarin has a diet of mainly fruit (40%) and animal material (40%).[14] This includes insects, plant exudates ... Hammerstein, P. (2003). "Why is reciprocity so rare in social animals? A protestant appeal". The Genetic and Cultural Evolution ...
Encyclopaedia of Animals: Birds. London: Merehurst Press. pp. 59-60. ISBN 1-85391-186-0.. ... Grebe Vocalization - The Songs of The Grebes. *. "Grebe". The New Student's Reference Work. 1914.. ...
"Animal Behaviour. 69 (2): 395-405. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.04.014. S2CID 16899659. Archived from the original on September ... Norwegian and Icelandic herring-eating orcas appear to have different vocalizations for activities like hunting.[152] A ... Orcinus orca is the only recognized extant species in the genus Orcinus, and one of many animal species originally described by ... Like other animals at the highest trophic levels, the killer whale is particularly at risk of poisoning from bioaccumulation of ...
A major function of the tongue is the enabling of speech in humans and vocalization in other animals. ... Dog Animal Health Care Division of BioChemics. 2014.. *^ Krönert, H.; Pleschka, K. (January 1976). "Lingual blood flow and its ... Other animals may have organs that are analogous to tongues, such as a butterfly's proboscis or a radula on a mollusc, but ... Some animals have tongues that are specially adapted for catching prey. For example, chameleons, frogs, and anteaters have ...
An experiment in blue tits.". Journal of Animal Ecology. 81 (1): 87-96. PMID 21819397. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01889.x.. ... "Italian Journal of Animal Science. 4: 296-299. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013.. ... a b Hill, Richard W. (2012) Animal Physiology/ Richard W. Hill, Gordon A. Wyse, Margaret Anderson. Third Edition pp 647-678. ... Biological exuberance: Animal homosexuality and natural diversity. New York: St. Martin's, 1999. pp. 479-655. One hundred ...
"Animal Life Resource. Retrieved 14 June 2013.. *^ "Bumblebee bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai)". EDGE Species. Retrieved 10 ... Analyses of the sequence of the vocalization gene FoxP2 were inconclusive on whether laryngeal echolocation was lost in the ... Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Vol 13 Mammals II (2nd ed.). 2003. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-7876-5362-0. .. ... Alexander, D. E. (2015). On the Wing: Insects, Pterosaurs, Birds, Bats and the Evolution of Animal Flight. Oxford University ...
Schusterman, Ronald J.; Gentry, Roger; Schmook, James (1966). "Underwater Vocalization by Sea Lions: Social and Mirror Stimuli ... Animal Behaviour. 41 (2): 364-66. doi:10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80488-9 ...
Piper, Ross (2007), Extraordinary Animals: An Encyclopedia of Curious and Unusual Animals, Greenwood Press. ... Types of vocalization. A creak is a rapid series of high-frequency clicks that sounds somewhat like a creaky door hinge. It is ... a b c d "Appendix I and Appendix II" of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). As ... "The State Animal". State of Connecticut Sites, Seals and Symbols. Reproduced from the Connecticut State Register & Manual: ...
... or the water at times when the animal is submerged.[121] The main vocalisation is the male's loud advertisement call which ... "Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan. Retrieved August 25, 2012.. *^ a b Mayasich, J.; Grandmaison, D.; Phillips, C. ( ... "University of Waikato: Plant and animal evolution. Retrieved September 30, 2012.. *^ a b c Carroll, Robert L. (1977). Hallam, ... Toledo, L. F.; Haddad, C. F. B. (2007). "Capitulo 4". When frogs scream! A review of anuran defensive vocalizations (PDF) ( ...
... non-threatening vocalization.[1] In order to vocalize a chuff, the animal's mouth is closed and air is blown through the ... This vocalization is distinct from friendly and non-threatening vocalizations produced by other felids, and thus has been ... The vocalization is produced by repeated, short pulses of air through the nose and mouth, each lasting an average of 0.37 ... In captive tigers, it is more likely to be expressed when the animals are housed in groups rather than individually.[8] Cats ...
Australian Capital Territory: The dingo is listed as a "pest animal" in the Pest Plants and Animals (Pest Animals) Declaration ... Schassburger, R.M. (1987). "Wolf vocalization: An integrated model of structure, motivation, and ontogeny". In H. Frank (ed.). ... but has not been selectively bred similarly to other domesticated animals.[2][15] Therefore, its status as a domestic animal is ... which calls for a management plan for pest animals. The Nature Conservation Act 2014 protects native animals in national parks ...
... usually as prey animals for human or animal predators. In medieval hunting, the red deer was the most prestigious quarry, ... The newborn calves are kept close to the hinds by a series of vocalizations between the two, and larger nurseries have an ... "Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology. Retrieved 4 October 2006.. ... 3000 animals counted in late 2012) lives in the Oostvaarders Plassen, a nature reserve. Ireland has its own unique subspecies. ...
Slater, P. J. B. (2003). "Fifty years of bird song research: a case study in animal behaviour". Animal Behaviour. 65 (4): 633- ... Animal Behaviour. 65 (6): 1179-1185. doi:10.1006/anbe.2003.2175.. *^ Betts, M.G.; Hadley, A.S.; Rodenhouse, N.; Nocera, J.J. ( ... Bird vocalization includes both bird calls and bird songs. In non-technical use, bird songs are the bird sounds that are ... Henrik Brumm (2004). "The impact of environmental noise on song amplitude in a territorial bird". Journal of Animal Ecology. 73 ...
Vocalization[eedit , eedit soorce]. The tod's vocal repertoire is vast: *Whine- Made shortly efter birth. Occurs at a heich ... "Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.. *↑ Macdonald, David W. (26 April 2010). "Food Caching by Red ... "Canid vocalizations". Behavioural Processes. 1 (1): 57-75. doi:10.1016/0376-6357(76)90007-3.. ,access-date=. requires ,url=. ( ...
It is also important in vocalization.. In humans there are two sets of pharyngeal muscles that form the pharynx, determining ... Longitudinal section through the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans showing the position of the pharynx in the animal body. ...
White, John (1790). Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with sixty-five plates of nondescript animals, birds, lizards, ... VocalizationsEdit. One of the first birds heard in the morning, the yellow-faced honeyeater utters calls that are full and loud ...
... vocalization, facial action and gesture and posture" (Laughter).[104] In this early study Darwin raises further questions about ...
Most owner complaints about feline vocalization are either to do with the intensity and persistence of the vocalization, or the ... How can excessive vocalization problems be treated?. Understanding the problem. The cause of the cats vocalization, those ... Most owner complaints about feline vocalization are either to do with the intensity and persistence of the vocalization, or the ... What can be done to prevent undesirable vocalization?. For excessive nighttime vocalization, providing a stimulating daytime ...
Animal vocalization analysis is a noninvasive procedure and may be used as a tool for assessing animal welfare status. The ... A unidirectional microphone positioned about 15 cm from the animals mouth was used for recording the acoustic signals. The ... It was possible to categorize diverse conditions from the piglets vocalization during the farrowing phase (pain, cold and ... Vocal signals were collected from 40 animals under the following situations: normal (baseline), feeling cold, in pain, and ...
What animals are making these vocalizations?. June 17, 2014 9:15 PM Subscribe. I live in Deerfield, MA, USA. These sounds are ... Can you identify this animal or insect sound? October 12, 2013. What is this animal organ/fetus/embryo my cat... March 1, 2013 ...
Animals. Many terrestrial mammals communicate by use of smell and scent. However many vocalise too, and often spectacularly. ... These recordings place the sounds of animals in the context of their environment. In some cases they are the feature, but more ... These recordings bring you the big sounds of nature, those of wild animals in their natural habitats. From the great - lions ...
This included a previously well described pathway preferential for processing vocalization signals directed laterally from ... This was tested by using relatively less semantically complex natural sounds produced by non-conspecific animals rather than ... This was tested by using relatively less semantically complex natural sounds produced by non-conspecific animals rather than ... This included a previously well described pathway preferential for processing vocalization signals directed laterally from ...
... speech and animal vocalizations: jazz is like a conversation, humpbacks sing like hermit thrushes ... Modulation Spectra from Hierarchical temporal structure in music, speech and animal vocalizations: jazz is like a conversation ...
Most notably, both neuropeptides increase threatening and vocalization behaviors of females when they encounter males, and ... Animals. All procedures reported in this study were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the ... Oxytocin and vasopressin shape social behavior in a wide array of animals, including rodents3,4,7,12,13,14,15,16,17,82,83, ... All animals were between the ages of 11 and 18 at the time of the experiments and had been in the colony for at least six ...
... emotional development or motor function depending on the animal model under investigation. Most mouse communication is produced ... These ultrasonic vocalizations (USV) are typically described and evaluated using expert defined classification of the ... Examination of rodent vocalizations in experimental conditions can yield valuable insights into how disease manifests and ... Ultrasonic vocalization elicitation paradigms. Calls were drawn from protocols described in Scattoni et al.11 and Romano et al. ...
The animals emitting the USVs were identified by EMG recordings. One-quarter of the amygdalar neurons (15/60) responded to 50 ... The animals emitting the USVs were identified by EMG recordings. One-quarter of the amygdalar neurons (15/60) responded to 50 ... We recorded neuronal responses in the dorsal amygdala including the lateral amygdaloid nucleus to ultrasonic vocalization (USVs ... could induce external misattribution of percepts of vocalization. ... the lateral amygdaloid nucleus to ultrasonic vocalization (USVs ...
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Environmentalists fear that such boat activity is putting undue stress on the animals as well as making it difficult to find a ... There is disagreement in the scientific community regarding the uniqueness of the whales vocalization[34] and whether it is a ... Male humpback whales perform these vocalizations often during the mating season, and so it is believed the purpose of songs is ... Spectrogram of humpback whale vocalizations. Detail is shown for the first 24 seconds of the 37 second recording humpback whale ...
... is an Asian prosimian for which no data on vocalizations other than verbal description have been provided. Five different calls ... Vocalizations were correlated with the behavior of the calling animal as well as the behavior of its cagemate(s). A variety of ... Nycticebus coucang slow loris prosimian vocalizations sonagrams This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check ... Marier, P., and Hamilton, W. J. (1967).Mechanisms of Animal Behavior, Wiley and Sons, New York.Google Scholar ...
The current studies were conducted in order to investigate the phenomenon of copulatory vocalizations and their relationship to ... Palombit, R. A. (2000). Infanticide and the evolution of male-female bonds in animals. In C. P. van Schaik & C. H. Janson (Eds ... Evidence to Suggest that Copulatory Vocalizations in Women Are Not a Reflexive Consequence of Orgasm. *Gayle Brewer. 1. & ... Brewer, G., Hendrie, C.A. Evidence to Suggest that Copulatory Vocalizations in Women Are Not a Reflexive Consequence of Orgasm ...
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Rodríguez-Gironés, M. A.; Enquist, M. (2001). "The evolution of female sexuality". Animal Behaviour. 61 (4): 695-704. doi: ... Female copulatory vocalizations, also called female copulation calls or coital vocalizations, are produced by female primates, ... Copulatory vocalizations usually occur during copulation and are hence related to sexual activity. Vocalizations that occur ... has noted that female sexual vocalizations tend to become more intense as she approaches orgasm. At orgasm her vocalizations ...
Environmentalists fear that such boat activity is putting undue stress on the animals as well as making it difficult to find a ... Marine biologist Philip Clapham describes the song as "probably the most complex in the animal kingdom." Male humpback whales ... There is disagreement in the scientific community regarding the uniqueness of the whales vocalization and whether it is a ... Recording of the bearded seals "spiralling trill," one of the most phenomenal vocalizations of the underwater kingdom Watkins ...
... PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26822. doi: 10.1371/ ... The response of vocalization-selective neurons was present only during conditioned (voluntary) but not spontaneous (emotional) ... Results showed that a population of motor neurons specifically fire during vocalization. About two thirds of them discharged ...
Bradbury, J.W. & Vehrencamp, S.L. (2011). Principles of animal communication, 2nd edn. - Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA. ... Smith, C.C. (1978). Structure and function of the vocalizations of tree squirrels (Tamiasciurus). - J. Mammal. 59: 793-808. ... Yasukawa, K. (1990). Does the "teer" vocalization deter prospecting female red-winged blackbirds? - Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 26 ... These vocalizations have been assumed to deter intruders, thus reducing energetic costs and the risk of injury associated with ...
Animal Sounds. Similarly, animal sounds of growling, snarling or just barking seem unlikely to be merely elaborations of simple ... Human Non-speech Vocalizations. Sometimes sounds of moaning, screaming are reported, Laughing is sometimes reported as well. ... Sometimes its an animal, sometimes like an alien, and recently, some kind of demonic presence. Quite spooky! Have seen ... Can be sounds of an explosion or really loud music or just recently, a sound like a herd of animals howling and screeching ...
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  • Attention getting behaviors, sexual (estrus or male) behaviors, play behavior, medical problems, discomfort, and aggressive displays are the most common reasons for feline vocalization. (
  • Never reward vocalization by providing food, attention, or play when the cat vocalizes, since it is likely to reinforce the behavior and cause it to continue. (
  • The cause of the cat's vocalization, those stimuli that are associated with the onset of the behavior as well as all factors that might be reinforcing the behavior, must be understood. (
  • If the cat can be denied exposure to the stimuli for the vocalization (e.g., the sight or sounds of other cats), or prevented from performing the behavior (e.g., keeping the cat out of the owner's bedroom at night), the problem can often be successfully resolved. (
  • Many owners inadvertently encourage the behavior by giving the cat something it values during vocalization. (
  • Many owners inadvertently encourage the behavior by giving the cat something it values during vocalization, perhaps in an attempt to quiet it down. (
  • Reinforcement of even a very few of the vocalization outbursts perpetuates the behavior. (
  • Although removal of reinforcement (known as extinction) ultimately reduces or eliminates excessive vocalization, the behavior may at first become more intense as the cat attempts to get the reward. (
  • Although ignoring the vocalization, so that the cat receives no reward for the behavior, is the best solution, in the long run it can be difficult to do. (
  • Vocalizations were correlated with the behavior of the calling animal as well as the behavior of its cagemate(s). (
  • Mechanisms of Animal Behavior , Wiley and Sons, New York. (
  • These data together clearly demonstrate a dissociation of the timing of women experiencing orgasm and making copulatory vocalizations and indicate that there is at least an element of these responses that are under conscious control, providing women with an opportunity to manipulate male behavior to their advantage. (
  • During each on-farm visit, a checklist was compiled, based on specific scores for housing and management conditions, and animals' nutritional status, health, and behavior. (
  • Though having distinct plumage , the two species are similar in vocalization and behavior. (
  • The Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern is looking for an enthusiastic Master-student in biology, veterinary medicine, agricultural sciences or related disciplines for immediate appointment in the area of animal behavior/animal welfare. (
  • Millions of captive animals develop abnormal oral behavior such as crib-biting in horses, sham-chewing in sows or tongue rolling in cattle. (
  • Take a closer look at these encyclopedia books including information about animal habitats, behavior, and scientific classification. (
  • Animal Behavior and Cognition, 7 (2), 151-158. (
  • We propose further research into segmental units in animal vocalizations is a key next step to determining the evolution of human vocal behavior. (
  • d) This article shall not apply to noises arising from normal animal behavior or agricultural activities or operations as long as same are in compliance with the Unified Development Code and other County Ordinances. (
  • In spinal and hindbrain circuits in a variety of animals - including flies, worms, leeches, crustaceans, rodents, birds, fish, amphibians and mammals - studies have indicated a crucial role for motor neuron feedback in maintaining normal behavior patterns dictated by the activity of a central pattern generator. (
  • In searching for an animal behavior expert to treat challenging issues, be leery of behavior professionals who promise quick fixes or instant cures. (
  • American College of Veterinary Behaviorists - This group consists of veterinarians with a special interest and additional study in the field of animal behavior. (
  • Animal Behavior Society - This group certifies qualified individuals as Applied or Associate Applied Animal Behaviorists. (
  • These professionals hold doctorate-level education in the field of animal behavior and hold the title CAAB: certified applied animal behaviorist. (
  • when under severe stress or in panic, the animals may fall back to the behavior of their early ancestors and run to shore to find safety. (
  • In this manuscript, the author analyzes the infant developmental stage, human anatomy, animal behavior studies, and anthropological changes. (
  • This theoretical article presents human language in three phases, anthropological, animal behavior studies, and biological, and provides new light on debates that have been conducted for decades. (
  • Citation Query Contributions of the amygdala to emotion processing: from animal models to human behavior. (
  • ts fe o th emotion is, and how it differs from other aspects of mind and behavior, in spite of discussion and debate that dates back to emotion, since animal research is essential for identifying cally use these ''feeling words' ' as guideposts to explore the terrain of emotion. (
  • If we don't have an agreed-upon definition of emotion that allows us to say what always interested animal behavior scientists, and would be of interest even if the terms ''emotion' ' and ''feelings' ' neverspecific circuits and mechanisms in the brain that underlie emotional phenomena. (
  • Most notably, both neuropeptides increase threatening and vocalization behaviors of females when they encounter males, and these behaviors effectively increase the social status of females over males. (
  • The researchers will study whether abnormal newborn-to-mother vocalization is caused by ASD-related gene variants and whether this early experience of social communication gone awry worsens ASD-like behaviors through the epigenetic modification of these gene variants. (
  • Each community has a completely different set of behaviors, including their own repertoire of vocalization. (
  • Here, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) we sought to determine if and where cortical pathways in humans might diverge for processing action sounds vs. vocalizations as distinct acoustic-semantic categories of real-world sound when matched for duration and intensity. (
  • This was tested by using relatively less semantically complex natural sounds produced by non-conspecific animals rather than humans. (
  • In humans, coital vocalizations are linked to orgasm, hence occurring during copulation and serving as an expression of sexual pleasure. (
  • Copulatory vocalizations of chacma baboons (Papio ursinus), gibbons (Hylobates hoolock) and humans. (
  • Animals perceive the emotions of the humans around them, and the anecdotes in the release could easily be evidence that Koko was responding to the sadness she sensed in her human caregivers. (
  • Characteristic of the Animal Answer Guide series, the book is divided into a dozen chapters with topics such as food and feeding, deer and humans, and deer in art and literature. (
  • It's very concerning when family pets come in contact with rabid animals because they risk not only acquiring the disease but also passing it on to other animals and humans," said Vandenbark. (
  • Striking similarities between humans and animals suggest that musicality is anchored in our biology. (
  • Apart from humans, there are very few animals that can imitate sounds and learn new ones. (
  • They are among those animals that are similar to humans in many respects. (
  • It's a kind of voice box, but it's different from the larynx, which is found in many animals, including crocodiles and humans. (
  • This is a list of the books about humans as animals which I thought were at least somewhat helpful which were assigned for MIT courses which did not have any useful slides, PDFs, audio files or links and which I, therefore, eliminated. (
  • Still, if you're interested in humans as animals and you don't know a whole lot about animals, this might be a good place to start. (
  • Dolphins, with their charmingly playful personalities, breathtaking acrobatic abilities, and affinity for humans, are among the most sought-after animals for viewing by humans. (
  • What is clear about language, however, is that humans are unique among extant species in the animal kingdom. (
  • The percentage of vocalizations after copulation varies dependent on the non-human primate species studied. (
  • Another aspect of coital vocalization that varies according to species is the form of the call: in macaques and baboons they manifest themselves as grunts, whereas other species such as talapoins and chimpanzees typically emit screaming sounds. (
  • Estrus vocalizations in two primate species (Cercocebus torquatus atys and Macaca nemestrina): Evidence for an effect of intrasexual competition. (
  • This temporal rate dependence of spectral plasticity may serve as a filtering mechanism to selectively enlarge representations of species-specific vocalizations. (
  • White-tailed deer, the well-known species of the eastern United States, are not noted for making sounds beyond snorts and grunts, but some deer do produce vocalizations. (
  • Birds communicate alarm through vocalizations and movements that are specific to the threat, and bird alarms can be understood by other animal species, including other birds, in order to identify and protect against the specific threat. (
  • By studying animals, we can find out what aspects of musicality we share with other species. (
  • Furthermore, not just one prey species, but rather a large variety of animals produce rustling sounds in the field. (
  • The evolutionary relationships of the new species [ V. iaai] and the syrinx remains themselves [told us] that this animal would have made sounds most similar to those of living ducks and geese,' she said. (
  • decidedly argued that the ability of a cat species to purr is not affected by the anatomy of its hyoid, i.e. whether it is fully ossified or has a ligamentous epihyoid, and that, based on a technical acoustic definition of roaring, the presence of this vocalization type depends on specific characteristics of the vocal folds and an elongated vocal tract, the latter rendered possible by an incompletely ossified hyoid. (
  • deep water animals (the species that most often are the victim of mass strandings) can not 'see' a sloping sandy beach properly with its sonar. (
  • In particular, we wondered: For species that are vocal learners, and which can flexibly modify their vocalizations, then how do allometric principles apply? (
  • But here's what I particularly like about all this: animals of one species often respond to the alarms of another. (
  • a species of plant or animal of which numbers are decreasing at an alarming rate and is threatened with extinction by human-made or natural changes in the environment. (
  • a group of plants or animals of the same species that live in the same area and have the opportunity to breed with each other. (
  • We recorded neuronal responses in the dorsal amygdala including the lateral amygdaloid nucleus to ultrasonic vocalization (USVs) emitted by subjects and conspecifics during free social interaction in 16 adult male rats. (
  • The animals emitting the USVs were identified by EMG recordings. (
  • Rats emit ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) that are thought to serve as situation-dependent affective signals and accomplish important communicative functions. (
  • Rats emit various types of ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs). (
  • Infant rodents emit ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs), whistle-like sounds with frequencies between 40 kHz and 100 kHz, when isolated from the mother and littermates ( 15 ). (
  • The term 'purring' has been used liberally in the mammal vocalization literature, and an exhaustive review is given in Peters (2002) . (
  • Acoustic monitoring to detect marine mammal vocalizations beneath the ocean surface. (
  • We also show that FoxP2 modulates synapse formation through regulating SRPX2 levels and that SRPX2 reduction impairs development of ultrasonic vocalization in mice. (
  • Vocal signals were collected from 40 animals under the following situations: normal (baseline), feeling cold, in pain, and feeling hunger. (
  • Here we discuss the current status of animal vocal communication and its relation to Jackendoff's hypothesis. (
  • [3] Other authorities such as Howell and Webb (1995) make the distinction based on function, so that short vocalizations, such as those of pigeons, and even non-vocal sounds, such as the drumming of woodpeckers and the " winnowing " of snipes ' wings in display flight, are considered songs. (
  • July 8 (UPI) -- Animals that use their voice to sound bigger than they are tend to also be skilled vocal learners, according to new scientific paper, published Wednesday in the journal Biology Letters . (
  • A unidirectional microphone positioned about 15 cm from the animals' mouth was used for recording the acoustic signals. (
  • These ultrasonic vocalizations (USV) are typically described and evaluated using expert defined classification of the spectrographic appearance or simplistic acoustic metrics resulting in nine call types. (
  • Many animals communicate with acoustic signals. (
  • But vocalization is by far the most common mechanism of acoustic communication. (
  • The use of elaborate acoustic vocalizations ( song ) for communication is common in a wide variety of animal groups. (
  • by modifying the acoustic structure of their vocalizations," Garcia said. (
  • There is also a need for further studies of how changes in stress-axis function may modulate ultrasonic vocalisation and for studies of the effects of chronic drug treatment on ultrasonic vocalisation. (
  • Some animals have learned to modulate their voices to sound bigger than they are. (
  • Animal Behaviour, 51 , 233-234. (
  • Animal Behaviour, 48 , 687-694. (
  • Animal Behaviour, 61 , 1023-1028. (
  • Animal Behaviour, 50 , 1601-1615. (
  • Furthermore, brain structures that are involved in the mediation of anxiety-like behaviour, e.g. the dorsal periaqueductal grey and cortical areas, are also important for modulation of ultrasonic vocalisation. (
  • Specifically, behaviour related to the welfare or health status of the animals. (
  • Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Animal Welfare & Animal Breeding and Genetics Groups) is involved in a collaborative project with the breeding organization CRV that is focused on the genetics of dairy cow behaviour, and the importance of dairy cow temperament for production and health. (
  • The most cited articles from Animal Behaviour published since 2018, extracted from Scopus . (
  • Animal Behaviour 105, 267-274. (
  • Animal Behaviour, 94, 151-159. (
  • During this lesson, we will consider what makes a domestic animal, how behaviour develops in the chicken from before hatching and beyond, different types of learning and the senses - vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch. (
  • Female copulatory vocalizations, also called female copulation calls or coital vocalizations, are produced by female primates, including human females, and female non-primates. (
  • Copulatory vocalizations usually occur during copulation and are hence related to sexual activity. (
  • In non-human primates, copulatory vocalizations begin towards the end of the copulatory act or even after copulation. (
  • In other words, copulatory vocalizations address issues that stand in the way of successfully producing offspring and guaranteeing its survival, such as the occurrence of infanticide. (
  • The current studies were conducted in order to investigate the phenomenon of copulatory vocalizations and their relationship to orgasm in women. (
  • More detailed examination of responses during intercourse revealed that, while female orgasms were most commonly experienced during foreplay, copulatory vocalizations were reported to be made most often before and simultaneously with male ejaculation. (
  • Mice that received the extracts showed moderate to severe clinical signs, including piloerection, vocalization, and seizures. (
  • Rats receiving fluoride during the whole pregnancy up to the 9th day of lactation showed, when isolated at 10th day of life, a reduced rate of ultrasonic vocalizations (UV) in male pups (NaF 5.0 mg) and, in 90th days male rats, an increase of the Pre-Pulse Inhibition (PPI) with a reduction of the Peak response to the Startle stimulus given alone. (
  • We recorded intranasal pressure, head acceleration, instantaneous speed, and ultrasonic vocalizations from male and female adult rats while freely behaving in a social environment. (
  • We have recently shown that rats behaving in social settings produce high rates of ultrasonic vocalizations during locomotion bouts. (
  • Accordingly, rats emitted vocalizations in over half of the respiratory cycles during fast displacements. (
  • Furthermore, pathological activation of the amygdala, where Type-Other neurons predominate, could induce external misattribution of percepts of vocalization. (
  • Results showed that a population of motor neurons specifically fire during vocalization. (
  • The response of vocalization-selective neurons was present only during conditioned (voluntary) but not spontaneous (emotional) sound emission. (
  • Experiments in laboratory animals demonstrated that selegiline enhanced the survival of neurons after nerve trauma or exposure to neurotoxins. (
  • We found that spectral representation of 7 kHz increased only in the ethological-rate-reared animals, whereas improved entrainment of cortical neurons was seen in animals reared in the slow- and fast-rate condition. (
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants that preferentially enhance serotonergic neurotransmission inhibit footshock-induced ultrasonic vocalisation. (
  • These recordings bring you the 'big' sounds of nature, those of wild animals in their natural habitats. (
  • These recordings place the sounds of animals in the context of their environment. (
  • This included a previously well described pathway preferential for processing vocalization signals directed laterally from functionally defined primary auditory cortices to the anterior superior temporal gyri, and a less well-described pathway preferential for processing animal action sounds directed medially to the posterior insulae. (
  • Manta Ray sounds and vocalizations. (
  • We may have also experienced a presence when walking alone on a dark street, or through a woodlot, or even being home alone, especially if it is a "dark and stormy night" filled with vague rustlings, howling winds, squeaking shutters, and distant animal sounds. (
  • Hear animal sounds for animals like anteaters, dolphins, frogs and more. (
  • The temporal repetition rate of vocalizations within these bouts is an important feature that may distinguish animal vocalizations from other environmental sounds. (
  • He said, 'I don't suppose you've ever heard the sounds these animals make? (
  • They were, as we learned later, the sounds of just one animal. (
  • We play different sounds from several speakers, such as rhythmic or non-rhythmic budgie song, or consonant or dissonant chords, and the animals decide which speaker they want to sit in front of. (
  • When animals walk, they generally produce sounds. (
  • Hence, it might be advantageous for a foraging predator to extract information from the sounds on taxon, palatability, size or profitability of the rustling animals. (
  • What does this say about the evolution of animal sounds? (
  • Bigger animals tend to produce bigger, deeper sounds. (
  • In and of itself, it's not surprising that the sounds animals make are not just noise, or a reflection of the state an animal's in (scared, happy and so on). (
  • indeed, alarm calls are among the easiest sounds to study, because the animals hearing the alarms tend to respond in ways that are easy for us to understand and describe - for instance, they stop eating and look about, or run away. (
  • Objective: To investigate the relationship between pig vocalisation types and behavioural activities.Activities: The student participates in 3 successive experiments in grower pigs (September to mid November). (
  • After the experimental period, correlations between vocalisation types and different behavioural activities are examined. (
  • Distress related vocalization is of particular interest as an indicator of impaired welfare [ 1 , 2 ], and it is an objective and noninvasive procedure that has been studied to estimate pigs' welfare [ 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ]. (
  • Disruption of both copies of the Foxp2 gene caused severe motor impairment, premature death, and an absence of ultrasonic vocalizations that are elicited when pups are removed from their mothers. (
  • Pets displaying aggression toward other animals or people require professional help - the sooner, the better. (
  • It is agreed that coital vocalizations fulfill an evolutionary purpose and that they serve as adaptive solutions to problems that the females face, such as infanticide, as well as obtaining high quality sperm. (
  • Critical to survival and social organization is our ability to view, hear, and understand the goals and intentions of others, including both human (conspecifics) and non-human (non-conspecific) animals. (
  • Overall our results are consistent with previous epidemiological data on OP neurobehavioral toxicity, and also indicate ultrasonic vocalization as an early marker of CPF exposure during development in rodent studies, with potential translational value to human infants. (
  • Human vocalizations are made up of meaningless units or segments that are combined to create meaningful words and phrases. (
  • Most information on maned wolf breeding has come from the study of animals in human care. (
  • SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and Tilikum, a killer whale, delighted an audience when they performed together, but the joyful scene of human and animal interaction ended when the giant orca pulled his trainer into the water and killed her. (
  • The majestic animals also enjoy life spans similar to the length of a human life. (
  • One set of such phenomena includes responses that occur whenProgress in understanding emotional phenomena in the brains of laboratory animals has in fact helped elucidate emotional functions in the human brain, including pathological aspects of responses that occur when in danger or when in the presence of a potential mate or in the presence of food when hungry or drink when thirsty. (
  • More impressive, they describe what a particular dangerous animal looks like: a human in a blue shirt is announced differently from a human in a yellow shirt. (
  • First, every animal has something that would be totally familiar in a human school: an individualized education program. (
  • Here, we show that disruption of both copies of the Foxp2 gene in mice causes severe motor impairment, premature death, and an absence of ultrasonic vocalization in response to stressors. (
  • At postnatal day 10, these mice also showed severe ultrasonic vocalization (USV) and motor impairment, whereas the heterozygous Foxp2 (R552H)-KI mice exhibited modest impairments. (
  • Working with a genetic mouse model of ASD, Dr. Hiroi's lab has observed that newborn mice display an unusual vocalization or "call," to communicate with their mothers and that this abnormal call reduces the level of maternal care that newborns receive. (
  • We developed and tested a 10-min call-broadcast survey protocol using conspecific vocalizations to assess Peregrine Falcon ( Falco peregrinus ) territory occupancy in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona from 2008-10. (
  • Examination of rodent vocalizations in experimental conditions can yield valuable insights into how disease manifests and progresses over time. (
  • We facilitate functional assessments and phenotyping with many type of logistical support including help with animal protocols, grant and manuscript writing, experimental design and statistical analysis. (
  • Principles of animal communication , 2nd edn. (
  • Tom, M., Campbell, S. E. & Beecher, M. D. (2013) Song type matching is an honest early threat signal in a hierarchical animal communication system . (
  • Clinical signs occur within minutes to two hours, depending on the type of oil, route of exposure, concentration and quantity the animal is exposed to. (
  • Gradual increases of seismic activity to alert animals in the area and reduce potential for exposure to intense noise. (
  • Benzodiazepines, e.g. diazepam, inhibit shock-induced ultrasonic vocalisation although the active doses are generally close to those that produce sedation and muscle relaxation. (
  • Results indicated that vocalization might be an effective welfare indicator, and it could be applied for assessing distress from pain, cold and hunger in farrowing piglets. (
  • Usually, an animal's size dictates the frequency of the animal's vocalizations. (
  • In cotton-top tamarins ( Saguinus o. oedipus ) one finds a significantly increased frequency of occurrence of playful wrestling, where the respective vocalizations are characterized by a high degree of instability in the contour of the fundamental frequency. (
  • Approximately 20 s after these instable pitched vocalizations, however, frequency of occurrence is significantly reduced. (
  • This is especially important for animals that live in visually cluttered habitats such as trees, or those that communicate over long distances. (
  • Vocalizations that occur before intercourse, for the purpose of attracting mates, are known as mating calls. (
  • Understand their calls and vocalizations. (
  • Lots of animals have calls or vocalizations. (
  • Bird vocalization includes both bird calls and bird songs . (
  • In ornithology and birding , songs (relatively complex vocalizations) are distinguished by function from calls (relatively simple vocalizations). (
  • It's only farther up the evolutionary scale that vocalization is used for alarm calls and other, more complex, communications. (
  • Nonetheless, it's clear that for many animals, alarm calls are more than simple squawks of fear. (
  • After all, alarm calls don't just let other animals know there's danger in the area. (
  • What animal eats baboons? (
  • As omnivorous animals, baboons mostly eat vegetation but can prey on small antelopes, fish and velvet monkeys. (
  • Baboons are classified as omnivores, which means they eat both plants and animals. (
  • How can excessive vocalization problems be treated? (
  • These are only guidelines: lack of vocalization or excessive vocalization are not always reliable indicators of pain. (
  • Most owner complaints about feline vocalization are either to do with the intensity and persistence of the vocalization, or the fact that it occurs at night or at other times when family members or neighbors are trying to sleep. (
  • However, despite the extensively studied relationship in vitro between the mutation in FOXP2 and pathogenesis of the speech-language disorder, the molecular mechanisms that contribute to the disorder are still unresolved, underscoring the need for an animal model for the analysis of the speech learning and disorder at the molecular level. (
  • Vocalizations exhibited diurnal peaks of occurrence (0600-0800, 1600-1800 h). (
  • T he post-stimuli anticipatory vocalisations that follow stressful and painful conditions are suggested as a quantitative measure of the emotional state of fear and anxiety in animal models. (
  • Each animal was placed into a social group which consisted of 6 to 12 weanling rhesus macaques. (
  • Cognitive bias is a method used for assessment of affective state valence in animals, where animals in a negative emotional state tend to show a pessimistic response ("pessimists") to an ambiguous cue and animals in a positive state an optimistic response ("optimists") (Mendl et al. (
  • The book, of course, considers animals higher up the evolutionary tree than frogs, but it was the frogs that interested me. (
  • This book has an extremely wide focus, considering the evolutionary ecology of all animal life throughout the Earth's history. (
  • No animal eats anaconda snakes, as this predator is on top of the food chain. (
  • This animal eats grass and seeds as well as fish, birds and insects. (
  • an animal that eats other animals. (
  • Scientists refer to vocalizations that accurately reflect an animal's size as "honest signalling. (
  • In cases of severe grieving, when an animal stops eating, cries incessantly, self-mutilates (cats especially), or seems especially anxious, your veterinarian may be able to suggest medication to relieve the anxiety associated with the loss. (
  • Housing:The animals were housed in a limited access rodent facility.5 of one sex to a cage, in polisulphone solid bottomed cages measuring 59.5x38x20 cm. (
  • Maned wolves rotate their large ears to listen for prey animals in the grass. (
  • Animals that are on the receiving end of vocalizations rely on honest signalling to make decisions related to finding prey, hunting a predator or choosing a mate. (
  • Our research shows that people, no matter which language they speak, can recognize stress or anxiety in animals' vocalizations. (
  • Infanticide and the evolution of male-female bonds in animals. (
  • Second, this fossil does not represent an early stage in evolution of vocalization. (
  • For the past several years at the Harlow Primate Laboratory we have been housing nonreproductive adults, primarily aged animals of feral origin, with weanlings in large social groups. (
  • These vocalizations have been assumed to deter intruders, thus reducing energetic costs and the risk of injury associated with direct aggressive interactions. (
  • Disruption of a single copy of the gene led to modest developmental delay but a significant alteration in ultrasonic vocalization in response to such separation. (
  • Even disruption of a single copy of the gene causes modest developmental delay and a significant alteration in ultrasonic vocalization. (
  • Maned wolves primarily eat small animals, fruits and vegetables. (