Singing Mouse’s Brain could Reveal Keys to Snappy Conversation : Science Mag


High in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, there's a species of Alston’s mouse (Scotinomys teguina) that sings call-and-response duets, similar to the high-speed back and forth humans engage in with conversation. Now scientists have pinpointed the precise brain circuit responsible for this behavior, which may lead to fresh insights into how humans converse, according to a new paper in Science.

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