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A story of birdsong and human speech told by genes

His office is filled with all sorts of bird books, but neuroscientist didn’t become an expert on the avian family tree because of any particular interest in our . Rather, it was his fascination with how the understands and reproduces speech that brought him to the birds.

[Budgie and Brain]
The activity of genes related to singing shows a unique pattern in the brain of an Australian Budgerigar.
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Duke University