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Songbirds and humans share some common speech patterns

Published: 22Jun2021

If you listen to songbirds, you will recognize repeated melodies or phrases. Each phrase is made up of distinct sounds, strung together. A study from researchers at McGill University has found that...

Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots?

Published: 22Nov2017

Do songbirds and humans have common biological hardwiring that shapes how they produce and perceive sounds?...

Human sounds convey emotions better than words do

Published: 18Jan2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom Brain uses “older” systems/structures to preferentially process emotion expressed through vocalizations

Trump’s convention speech most negative in 40 years

Published: 23Jul2016

Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention was notable for its tone… That is the conclusion of a new analysis by McGill University [Political Science] PhD student...

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