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Practicing Is For The Birds!
July 10, 2009
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Practice, practice, practice. Zebra finch babies practice singing different notes until they get the song right. Humans are the same. For example, have you ever talked to a two-year old human?—do they ever stop jabbering? Researchers have found that birds and humans use the same part of the brain for learning how to communicate. Do these results mean that we are all a bunch of birdbrains?

Click here to listen to the zebra finch learning pattern!

I wonder if this is how parrots learn to say human words, too! Do you think these parrots are trying to say hi?

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Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009, July 6). Songbirds Reveal How Practice Improves Performance. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 7, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090706171507.htm

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