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Scientists Discover How Bats Navigate and The Findings May Help Humans

Researchers have been studying how bats navigate their flight and that information may be helpful for understanding other mammals, including humans. According to an article from The Verge, the scientists placed microelectrodes in the bats to monitor brain signals. From the article:

How Songbirds Stay On Key

Scientists studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others while studying Bengalese finches. The results show that adult birds correct small errors in their songs more rapidly and robustly than large errors. Just like humans, baby birds learn to

Music To A Bird’s Ears

  A bird listening to birdsong may experience some of the same emotions as a human listening to music, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows, published in Frontiers of Evolutionary Neuroscience. “We found that the same neural reward system is activated in female birds in the breeding state that are listening to male birdsong,