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Originally posted by angrydog
i you post a youtube link ...just extract the letters and numbers part like "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr10XLU2WOE&feature=topvideos" u just use "Cr10XLU2WOE"
Originally posted by stellify
The 'tweeting' mouse was created as part of the team's ‘Evolved Mouse Project - the plan is that it will shed new light on how languages evolve.
The research has created a breed of mice that 'miscopy' dna through the breeding cycle on a more frequent basis than normal.
I dont know how this adds to knowledge but a direct lift from the article states:
"The team hopes they will provide clues on how human language evolved, just as researchers in other countries study songbirds such as finches to help them understand the origins of human language.
‘Mice are better than birds to study because they are mammals and much closer to humans in their brain structures and other biological aspects,’ Uchimura said.
‘We are watching how a mouse that emits new sounds would affect ordinary mice in the same group... in other words if it has social connotations,’ he said, adding that ordinary mice squeak mainly under stress.
Uchimura said their chirps ‘may be some sort of expressions of their emotions or bodily conditions.’
The team has found that ordinary mice that grew up with singing mice emitted fewer ultrasound squeaks than others. This could mean that communication methods can spread in the same group like a dialect."
I find this pretty worrying and hate the way humans are playing with animals.
Is this valid research in ATS' opinion?
Originally posted by mistafaz
That's weird, but not as weird as teaching my cat to meow like Chewbacca. I have to mention that it's now teaching our kitten to meow like that too.