vocalizations

Tiny male mice sing songs to impress females


January 29th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Male house mice produce melodious songs to attract mates, but being in the ultra-sonic range our ears cannot detect them. Through analyses of the vocalizations of ... Read more...

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Scientists find female frogs call out during sex to excite lover


April 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have discovered that the female species of the Emei music frog make unique sounds during sex to encourage the performance of their male ... Read more...

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Teenage birds sing better in female’s presence


February 27th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Teenage male songbirds seem to improve their performance in the presence of female birds, new research says. The finding sheds light on how social cues could offer ... Read more...

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Practicing before females improves males’ performance


February 26th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, perform better in the presence of a female bird.The discovery offers insights into how ... Read more...

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Being part of a crowd is what makes you unique: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): You may feel lost when you're in a crowd. But UCLA life scientists say that being part of a crowd is what makes you unique.Biologists Kimberly Pollard and ... Read more...

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Even in a crowd, you remain unique


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) It may be the height of paradox, but being part of a crowd is what gives you individuality, according to life scientists. Biologists Kimberly Pollard and Daniel Blumstein ... Read more...

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What makes Justin Beiber sound so unique?


February 18th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Artists like Justin Beiber and Usher owe their unique sounding voices to the large social circles of their ancestors, says a new study from the University of California, ... Read more...

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Songbirds’ songs ‘may shed light on how humans learn language and speech’


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 09 (ANI): Understanding how songbirds sing may provide some insight into how the human brain learns language and produces speech.Dezhe Jin of the Penn State University explained that understanding how ... Read more...

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New technology reveals autism’s unique vocal signature


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A new automated vocal analysis technology could revolutionize the screening for autism spectrum disorders and language delay, according to a new study.The LENA (Language Environment Analysis) system automatically ... Read more...

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Mary Richardson Kennedy Arrested


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Numerous individuals are detained due to inebriated driving but, if you possess Kennedy as your surname, then it is indubitably going to make news. Something ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Webby Award Winners Announced


May 5th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Roger Ebert lost his capacity to converse after undergoing surgical treatment for cancer. Nevertheless, he has discovered a fresh and commanding voice online. The film ... Read more...

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Osama Bin Laden’s Facebook Page Immobilized


April 19th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Al-Qaeda director, Osama bin Laden's profile on the social networking website, Facebook, has been blacked out. This was subsequent to a security specialist ... Read more...

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Male deer honest about their prowess


April 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): The calls or groans of male Eurasian fallow deer give rivals and possible mates an honest account of the emitting deer's prowess, a new study has found.The study ... Read more...

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Male mice drive females wild with ultrasonic love ballads


March 6th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Male mice sing ultrasonic love songs to woo females, a new study has found.The ultrasonic songs vary widely, with some winning males emitting tunes that prove irresistible to ... Read more...

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Six-month-olds can comprehend adults’ intentions


February 10th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Kids as young as six months old know when we're "playing" them, a study by York University researchers reveals.The study, by York's Centre for Infancy Studies, examined six-and ... Read more...

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World’s first elephant dictionary will help reveal how tuskers “talk” to each other


January 4th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists are trying to compile the world's first elephant dictionary, by trying to decipher how elephants communicate in a complicated, sophisticated language.According to a ... Read more...

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New warbler bird species discovered in Vietnam


December 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of warbler in the forests of Vietnam and Laos.The small green and yellow bird was first sighted in 1994, but at ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may effectively treat Tourette’s syndrome


October 28th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new research has suggested that deep brain stimulation may be a safe and effective treatment for Tourette syndrome.Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by uncontrolled movements ... Read more...

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Neural mechanism of how music originated in the brain revealed


October 21st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Scientists have revealed neural mechanism of 'innate' music features in non-human primates-a finding that could shed light on the origins of music in the brain.Currently, there is no ... Read more...

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Infants match humans’ faces with speech, monkeys with monkey calls


October 20th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the infants as young as five months are able to correctly identify humans as the source of speech and monkey as the ... Read more...

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Conventional wisdom that our perceptual abilities improve as we grow challenged


June 28th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Studying English-learning infants in the US and Spanish-learning infants in Spain, an international team of researchers have found evidence challenging conventional wisdom that human perceptual and cognitive functions ... Read more...

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How mums’ brains screen for baby calls


June 11th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A surprising mechanism in the brains of mother mice which focuses their awareness on the calls of baby mice has been identified by scientists.The study, by Emory University ... Read more...

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Tickled apes reveal human laughter is 16 million years old


June 5th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Tickling a gorilla or chimp can arouse bursts of grunting sounds - or laughter, say researchers who conclude that man's laugh can be traced back to 10 to ... Read more...

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Watching TV likely to retard childrens’ language skills


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Watching TV is likely to set back the development of language skills among children, says a new study. Young children and their adult care givers were found to utter ... Read more...

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TV reduces speech for both infants and their adult caregivers


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the use of language by young children and their adult caregivers decreases when they are watching television.Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis, of ... Read more...

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‘Humanised’ mice may offer insights into evolution of speech


May 29th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI) Mice may not talk but those carrying a 'humanised version' of a gene - thought to be involved in speech - can tell a lot about humans' evolutionary ... Read more...

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Endangered whales found where presumed extinct


May 21st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A team of scientists, using a system of underwater hydrophones that can record sounds from hundreds of miles away, has documented the presence of endangered North Atlantic right ... Read more...

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Male Cheetah bark can trigger ovulation in females


January 10th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Researchers have found that a specific bark by the male Cheetah triggers ovulation in the females of the species.Unlike other cat species, female cheetahs ovulate rarely and ... Read more...

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Orangutans spontaneous whistling sheds light on evolution of speech


December 12th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): An orangutans spontaneous whistling is offering researchers at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.Dr. Serge Wich and his ... Read more...

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Elephants can phone their friends with rumbles


October 1st, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A new research has shown that elephants use rumble vocalizations that can transmit over one and a half miles, in an attempt to contact other tuskers in ... Read more...

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Social environment impacts songbirds sounds


August 6th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study from Rutgers University has revealed that exposure to a changed acoustic and social environment has a significant impact on the sounds produced by songbirds. ... Read more...

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Hyenas groans may be just as important as their laugh


July 8th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Spotted hyenas are well known for their laughs, but researchers at the University of California in Berkeley, US, have just determined that in intimate social situations, the ... Read more...

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Baby crocs tell mom its time to hatch from within the eggs


June 24th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): For humans, sounds like umph! umph! umph! might not ring a bell, but for a species of crocodiles in their pre-hatching stage, the calls imply telling mom ... Read more...

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Male seagulls more vulnerable to environment during embryonic development


May 8th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): According to a new study by British scientists, male seagulls may be more vulnerable to their environment during embryonic development than females.In many birds, siblings hatch at ... Read more...

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Emotion genes make mice emit squeals of delight during sex


April 4th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
London, April 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada, have found that during sexual interactions with female mice, male mice produce high-frequency sounds, that are controlled by a gene ... Read more...

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