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  • The Science Life

    Inside the roaring sex lives of howler monkeys

    Just after dawn, barbershop quartets of male howler monkeys echo over the canopy of Mexico’s forests. Jake Dunn remembers them well from his early fieldwork in Veracruz. “Most people who don’t know what they’re listening to assume it’s a jaguar,” says Dunn, a primatologist at the University of Cambridge.

    The calls serve as a warning to male competitors and an alluring pickup line for...

    11/30/2015 - 16:12 Animals, Evolution
  • How Bizarre

    Whistled language uses both sides of the brain

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    Amid the mountains of northeast Turkey, people whistle messages that ring across valleys like ornate bird songs. Unlike with hearing spoken languages, listeners who understand this rare form of communication rely on both sides of their brains, a new study suggests.

    For most people, the left side of the brain does the heavy lifting in understanding speech. But when...

    08/21/2015 - 11:45 Neuroscience, Language
  • News

    Baby marmosets imitate parents’ sounds

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    Small monkeys with white tufts of ear hair and long, striped tails may reveal some surprising new insights into how human infants learn to make speech sounds.

    During the first two months of life, common marmoset monkeys (Callithrix jacchus) transform their initial cries into whistlelike calls known as “phees,” at least in part by imitating their parents’ well-timed...

    08/13/2015 - 14:00 Psychology, Animals, Human Evolution
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    10/22/1938 - 00:00