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    • Baby on board: olfactory cues indicate pregnancy and fetal sex in a non-human primate. 

      Crawford, JC; Drea, CM (Biol Lett, 2015-02)
      Olfactory cues play an integral, albeit underappreciated, role in mediating vertebrate social and reproductive behaviour. These cues fluctuate with the signaller's hormonal condition, coincident with and informative about ...
    • Bottlenose dolphins exchange signature whistles when meeting at sea. 

      Quick, Nicola J; Janik, Vincent M (Proc Biol Sci, 2012-07-07)
      The bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, is one of very few animals that, through vocal learning, can invent novel acoustic signals and copy whistles of conspecifics. Furthermore, receivers can extract identity information ...
    • Considering the role of social dynamics and positional behavior in gestural communication research. 

      Smith, Lindsey W; Delgado, Roberto A (Am J Primatol, 2013-09)
      While the hominin fossil record cannot inform us on either the presence or extent of social and cognitive abilities that may have paved the way for the emergence of language, studying non-vocal communication among our closest ...
    • Decoding an olfactory mechanism of kin recognition and inbreeding avoidance in a primate. 

      Boulet, Marylène; Charpentier, Marie JE; Drea, Christine M (BMC Evol Biol, 2009-12-03)
      BACKGROUND: Like other vertebrates, primates recognize their relatives, primarily to minimize inbreeding, but also to facilitate nepotism. Although associative, social learning is typically credited for discrimination of ...
    • Listening in. 

      Jarvis, Erich D (Elife, 2015-10-21)
      Zebra finches communicate with each other in ways that are more complex than previously thought.
    • Molecular mapping of movement-associated areas in the avian brain: a motor theory for vocal learning origin. 

      Feenders, Gesa; Liedvogel, Miriam; Rivas, Miriam; Zapka, Manuela; Horita, Haruhito; Hara, Erina; Wada, Kazuhiro; ... (9 authors) (PLoS One, 2008-03-12)
      Vocal learning is a critical behavioral substrate for spoken human language. It is a rare trait found in three distantly related groups of birds-songbirds, hummingbirds, and parrots. These avian groups have remarkably similar ...
    • Mouse vocal communication system: are ultrasounds learned or innate? 

      Arriaga, Gustavo; Jarvis, Erich D (Brain Lang, 2013-01)
      Mouse ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) are often used as behavioral readouts of internal states, to measure effects of social and pharmacological manipulations, and for behavioral phenotyping of mouse models for neuropsychiatric ...
    • Social context-dependent singing-regulated dopamine. 

      Sasaki, Aya; Sotnikova, Tatyana D; Gainetdinov, Raul R; Jarvis, Erich D (J Neurosci, 2006-08-30)
      Like the mammalian striatum, the songbird striatum receives dense dopaminergic input from the midbrain ventral tegmental area-substantia nigra pars compacta complex. The songbird striatum also contains a unique vocal nucleus, ...
    • The roar of the lionfishes Pterois volitans and Pterois miles. 

      Beattie, M; Nowacek, DP; Bogdanoff, AK; Akins, L; Morris, JA (J Fish Biol, 2017-06)
      Through the analysis of acoustic recordings of captive Pterois spp., this study has confirmed anecdotal evidence that Pterois spp. are soniferous. This report of sound production in Pterois spp. provides the foundation for ...
    • Threshold assessment, categorical perception, and the evolution of reliable signaling. 

      Peniston, James H; Green, Patrick A; Zipple, Matthew N; Nowicki, Stephen (Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 2020-12)
      Animals often use assessment signals to communicate information about their quality to a variety of receivers, including potential mates, competitors, and predators. But what maintains reliable signaling and prevents signalers ...