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Nat Methods. 2014 Nov;11(11):1135-7. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3114. Epub 2014 Sep 28.

Reconstruction of vocal interactions in a group of small songbirds.

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1
Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
2
Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.
3
Echelon-Geolife, Moscow, Russian Federation.
4
1] Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. [2] Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ) Zurich, Switzerland.

Abstract

The main obstacle for investigating vocal interactions in vertebrates is the difficulty of discriminating individual vocalizations of rapidly moving, sometimes simultaneously vocalizing individuals. We developed a method of recording and analyzing individual vocalizations in free-ranging animals using ultraminiature back-attached sound and acceleration recorders. Our method allows the separation of zebra finch vocalizations irrespective of background noise and the number of vocalizing animals nearby.

PMID:
25262206
DOI:
10.1038/nmeth.3114
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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