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Eavesdropping comes naturally to young song sparrows

Long before the National Security Agency began eavesdropping on the phone calls of Americans, young song sparro...nce that young birds choose many of their songs by eavesdropping on the tuneful interactions between other sparrows. In laboratory experiments, the young sparrows w...

The love song of male tngara frogs

Why do predators and parasites eavesdropping on mating signals of their prey preferentially attack individuals producing certain types of call? Predators could use information encoded in calls to decide whom to attack. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the Smithsonian Tropi...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

...requires combat among males will have some kind of eavesdropping capability allowing them to surreptitiously draw inferences about their social rank," Fernald said. "Cognitive capacities that evolved in fish may contribute to human transitive inference, or perhaps this capacity evolved independently. The question ...

Eavesdropping fringe-lipped bats spread culture through sound

...le over, frog-eating bats learn to eat new prey by eavesdropping on their neighbors as they eat, report biologists from The University of Texas at Austin. Rachel Page and Mike Ryan, studying fringe-lipped bats at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island in Panama, found that nave bats q...

Even at small scales, the big decisions are made at the water cooler

...y's (April 20) edition of the journal Nature. "By eavesdropping on the 'conversations' of individual nerve cells, these researchers learned to predict how small groups of nerve cells in the eye would behave," said Dr. C. John Whitmarsh, a biophysicist at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which p...

Brain circuit may permit scientists to eavesdrop on memory formation

...n's higher functions. The studies open the way for eavesdropping on one of the central processes in learning and memory, says HHMI investigator Erin M. Schuman . She and Miguel Remondes of the California Institute of Technology published their findings in the October 7, 2004, issue of the journal Nature . Accord...

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