Do Birds Dream About Their Own Birdsong?

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Zebra finch songs aren’t innate; baby zebra finches have to learn how to sing their songs from their parents and siblings. When they rehearse these songs, their brains fire in a specific pattern. Research has found that these patterns regularly fire during their sleep too. Could they be dreaming about their own songs? While it’s inconclusive, there’s some evidence that points to a “yes.” The finches’ throats also move, as if they were silently singing! That likely means that some form of memory recall is triggering the throat. Read full article here

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