Thursday, January 05, 2006

Chickens sing different tunes after a transplant with bits of quail brain

A Canadian researcher found, while mapping neural circuits to identify which cause specific behaviors, that chickens with bits of quail brain transplanted into their head sing a different tune.
"We made a chicken sound like a quail, proving that the way the birds vocalize is not affected by learning. They are born with a song in their head."

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