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Monkey music a hit

Music is one of the surest ways to influence human emotion, but non-human primates scarcely respond to our music, and instead prefer silence. But researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that monkeys will respond to “monkey music,” 30-second tunes composed using the sonic attributes of actual monkey calls. Writing in the journal Biology […]

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Monkeys Use “Baby Talk” With Infants

Just like human mothers, rhesus monkeys also use special “baby talk” vocalizations to engage and interact with their infants, a new study from the University of Chicago has found. The researchers speculate that the high pitched, musical form of speech known as “motherese” may be biological in origin. “The acoustic structure of particular monkey vocalizations […]

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