Monday, 24 July 2017

A wolf's howl in miniature: Researchers discover mice speak similarly to humans


Date: July 19, 2017
Source: Northern Arizona University

Summary: Grasshopper mice (genus Onychomys), rodents known for their remarkably loud call, produce audible vocalizations in the same way that humans speak and wolves howl, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Grasshopper mice employ both a traditional whistle-like mechanism used by other mice and rats and a unique airflow-induced tissue vibration like that of humans.

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