Name that tune : melodic recognition by songbirds
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Recent findings indicate that European starlings perceive overall spectral shape and use this, rather than absolute pitch or timbre, to generalize between similar melodic progressions. This finding highlights yet another parallel between human and avian vocal communication systems and has many biology implications.
Templeton , C N 2016 , ' Name that tune : melodic recognition by songbirds ' Learning and Behavior , vol 44 , no. 4 , pp. 305-306 . DOI: 10.3758/s13420-016-0237-y
Learning and Behavior
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