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Wed, Aug 19
Chatty marmosets say something about vocal learning
Learning to make sounds by listening to others is a skill that helps make us human.
But research now suggests a species of monkey may have evolved similar abilities.
Marmosets have the capacity to learn calls from their parents, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science. The results mean that studying marmosets might provide insights into developmental disorders found in humans. It also suggests that vocal learning may be more widespread than many researchers thought.