Hear them roar: How humans and chickadees understand each other

Hear them roar: How humans and chickadees understand each other

From our journal article: Congdon, J. V., Hahn, A. H., Filippi, P., Campbell, K. A., Hoang, J., Scully, E. N., Bowling D. L., Reber, S. A., Sturdy, C. B. (2019). Hear them roar: A comparison of black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) and human (Homo sapiens) perception of arousal in vocalizations across all classes of terrestrial vertebrates. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 133(4), 520–541. https://doi.org/10.1037/com0000187

By Katie Willis in Science Daily

“Is there something universal about the sounds we make that allows vocal learners — like songbirds — to figure out how we’re feeling? Sounds like it, according to new research by University of Alberta scientists.”

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