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Brain Lang. 2010 Oct;115(1):81-91. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2009.11.002. Epub 2010 Mar 3.

Vocal learning in Grey parrots: A brief review of perception, production, and cross-species comparisons.

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Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. impepper@media.mit.edu

Abstract

This chapter briefly reviews what is known-and what remains to be understood-about Grey parrot vocal learning. I review Greys' physical capacities-issues of auditory perception and production-then discuss how these capacities are used in vocal learning and can be recruited for referential communication with humans. I discuss cross-species comparisons where applicable and conclude with a description of recent research that integrates issues of reference, production and perception.

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20199805
DOI:
10.1016/j.bandl.2009.11.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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