Journal Articles (Psychology)
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- 6McMillan, Neil
- 5Nicoladis, E.
- 5Spetch, Marcia L.
- 5Sturdy, Christopher B.
- 4Allison H. Hahn
- 4Campbell, Kimberley A.
Differential immediate early gene activity revealed by playback of male and female incomplete chick-a-dee callsDownload
In both humans and animals, biological differences between males and females has long been a topic of research. In songbirds, sexual dimorphisms can be seen in many species’ plumage and heard in some species’ songs. However, not all songbirds have such overt phenotypic sexual differences, leading...
Effect of Room Size on Geometry and Features Cue Preference during Reorientation: Modulating Encoding Strength or Cue WeightingDownload
Three experiments investigated how the room size affects preferential use of geometric and non-geometric cues during reorientation inside a room. We hypothesized that room size may affect preferential use of geometric and non-geometric cues by affecting the encoding of the cues (the encoding...
Refining and modifying experimental procedures play a vital role in improving methodology while also reducing animal distress. In this study, we asked if an increase in feed time duration affects discrimination in an operant go/no-go task. Specifically, we used zebra finches’ sexually dimorphic...
Features of Male- and Female-Produced Song in Black-Capped Chickadees (Poecile Atricapillus) Change Between Seasons
Features of Male- and Female-Produced Song in Black-Capped Chickadees (Poecile Atricapillus) Change Between SeasonsDownload
Of the 10 000 or so known avian species, nearly half belong to the clade Passeri. Also called Oscines, or songbirds, birds in this group are unique in that they possess a morphologically complex vocal organ, the syrinx, which facilitates the production of complex and diverse vocalizations,...
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 vertebratesDownload
Recently, evidence for acoustic universals in vocal communication was found by demonstrating that humans can identify levels of arousal in vocalizations produced by species across three biological classes (Filippi et al., 2017). Here, we extend this work by testing whether two vocal learning...
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it: breeding success affects nest-building decisions
Observational studies in the wild suggest that birds select material to build their nests based on functional aspects of material that promote reproductive success. How birds select material for nest building from the variety of materials available in their environment is unclear. In the current...
Individual acoustic differences in female black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) fee-bee 1 songsDownload
In songbirds, song has traditionally been considered a vocalization mainly produced by males. 11 However, recent research suggests that both sexes produce song. While the function and 12 structure of male black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) fee-bee song have been well-13 studied,...
Involvement of the neural social behaviour network during social information acquisition in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
Involvement of the neural social behaviour network during social information acquisition in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)Download
Female zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata will copy the novel foraging choice of males. The degree to which they do so, however, can vary considerably. Among-individual differences in social learning and their underlying neural pathways have received relatively little attention and remain poorly...
If speech-language pathologists are to identify bilingual children in need of intervention, it is essential to understand the normal variations of bilingual acquisition and how it is the same or different from monolingual development. In this paper, we present an overview of the basics of...
Learning about construction behaviour from observing an artefact: can experience with conspecifics aid in artefact recognition?
Learning about construction behaviour from observing an artefact: can experience with conspecifics aid in artefact recognition?Download
Observation of or interaction with the enduring products of behaviour, called ‘social artefacts’ (e.g. an abandoned nest) are a potential source of social information. To learn from an artefact, that artefact needs to be recognized as the product of a behaviour that can provide relevant...