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Urban traffic noise causes song learning deficits in birds


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Traffic noise leads to inaccuracies and delays in the development of song learning in young birds. They also suffer from a suppressed immune system, which is an indicator of chronic stress. A new study shows that young zebra finches, just like children, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of noise because of its potential to interfere with learning at a critical developmental stage.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/rh6mjAq26qc

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