Kautilya Posted October 31, 2012 Share Posted October 31, 2012 (edited) Maybe this should be under teaching and learning....and I seem to remember a discussions on learning to play by dots and or ear. Afraid the hard carriage returns cause wraparound probs. These are from the latest Biological Proceedings of The Royal Society. Female Happy wrens select songs to cooperate with their mates rather than confrontintruders Some birds sing impressive vocal duets with their mates that are so well timed it sounds like a single individual sings. Yet the function of these duets is heavily debated. This study investigated how female Happy Wrens select which songs to sing using experiments where their mate and an intruding female were simulated by broadcasting songs through loudspeakers. From their repertoire of about 40 different songs, females consistently selected the one that fit with their mate’s song, but used the timing of their singing to signal aggression to other females. This study indicates that duetting functions to signal pair commitment. Contact: Mr Christopher Templeton, University of St Andrews, I am not sure if this see/ear research means dot readers have smaller brains than ear players or vice versa = discuss! What you see is what you hear - if your visual brain is small. Audiovisual illusions can make us see things we only ever hear. Researchers from UCL now tested what makes people more or less prone to such 'seeing with their ears'. They found the influence of sounds on seeing is related to brain structure. The smaller a participants' visual cortex, the more likely they were to experience such an illusion. This might point to a clever strategy for perception used by the brain. Unreliable input from the eyes is supported by information provided by the ears. Contact: Mr Benjamin de Haas, University College London, Edited October 31, 2012 by Kautilya Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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