Mice sing like a JET ENGINE to find a mate: Ultrasonic love songs could be the key to treating autism and stutters



Mice and rats sing ultrasonic songs to attract a mate and defend their territory.
Just how they produce the noise, which is inaudible to humans, has remained a mystery - until now.
In a new study, researchers have discovered the unique way in which the diminutive rodents sing.
Mice point a small air jet coming from the windpipe into their voice box to make the high-pitched whistle, likening the noise to that made by a jet engine.
A SECRET LOVE SONG  It has long been known mice use ultrasonic vocalisations to communicate.
Last year, experts from Duke University said male rodents have... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail
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