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Brain surgery makes Mum sound like a quail

发布时间:2019-03-07 08:04:02来源:未知点击:

By Philip Cohen BY PERFORMING some unusual brain surgery, researchers have created a chicken “chimera” that prefers the maternal cries of quails to the calling of mother hens. The work may help us understand how our brains evolved to perceive and react to the world. Evan Balaban and his colleagues at The City University of New York found they could change how chickens respond to their mother’s voice by replacing a sliver of tissue between the mid and forebrain with a slice from a Japanese quail. This region lies outside known sound-processing areas of the brain,