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When a Mouse Loves a Woman

wooing mouse

According to a new study, males who imitate Pavoratti or Beiber in an attempt to woo the female species are not alone. Male mice appear to do something similar thing by attempting to match the pitch of the ultrasonic serenades of other male mice. “We are claiming that mice have limited versions of the brain and behavior traits for vocal learning that are found in humans for learning speech and in birds for learning song,” said neurobiologist Erich Jarvis from Duke University, who oversaw the study.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/du-sms100812.php

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