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Science Friday transcripts are produced on a tight deadline by 3Play Media.When you have a juvenile bird thats being tutored by another adult, that bird learns the practice song of that adult bird much practice better versus in comparison to a juvenile thats housed individually and just hears song being played back passively out of a speaker.JON sakata: make We think there are a lot of parallels between birdsong and human sonic maken speech, and youve outlined a lot of them in your description.JON sakata: It sounds a little bit like language, a little bit.But whats neat about songbirds is they also have this birds basal ganglia, and within the basal ganglia, they have this specialized maken portion called Area X its a very attractive name.JON sakata: Well, I think theres been a lot of research into trying to find these parallels between bird brains and human brains.And then finally, the baby starts to figure it out, and you get those first exciting words.IRA flatow: OK, welcome back.JON sakata: We dont know.JON sakata: There are species differences in how long they for how old they can keep learning their songs for.
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Transpose your music instantly with a touch.They can even imitate nonavian sounds, so make car alarms, for example, being a classic example for what mockingbirds can do, right?JON sakata: sommer I songtekst think theyre smart at doing all the stuff that theyre meant to do, and I think we just have to come up with the right tests to but I think they surprise us a lot.And theres some new evidence that elephants can imitate human sounds, so theres vocal learning in elephants.And weve been learning about auto the New Caledonian crows amazing puzzle-solving abilities.There are people who study this and think about the linguistic principles in birdsong, and I think there are certainly phenomena that birds do that are akin to language, make but I think we wouldnt argue thats the same sommer make scope of human language in terms.IRA flatow: So youre saying that birds are not taking different little songs and putting them together sommer like we would take different words as we speak?You know, I love how smart crows are because Ive seen them a lot.And there are a number of genes that have been implicated in these communicative disorders.Bird squawking, oh, wait, wait did I say human babies?I think thats very smart.Copyright 2019 Science Friday Initiative.JON sakata: songtekst So as songbird researchers, we try to be really careful about what we say birdsong is analogous.