Baby marmosets imitate parents’ sounds

First evidence of a primate other than humans using vocal feedback to shift from cries to adult communication

marmoset parent and child

CALL ME  New research suggests that marmoset babies, like the one shown here with its mother, learn to make communication sounds known as “phees” by getting vocal feedback from their parents. Marmosets share a neural program for early vocal learning with songbirds and humans, investigators suspect. 

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