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Duetting songbirds 'mute' the musical mind of their partner to stay in sync


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Researchers say that the auditory feedback exchanged between wrens during their opera-like duets momentarily inhibits motor circuits used for singing in the listening partner, which helps link the pair's brains and coordinate turn-taking for a seemingly telepathic performance. The study also offers fresh insight into how humans and other cooperative animals use sensory cues to act in concert with one another.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/1kFSEhCN6hA

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