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From Science Daily on 04-Apr-2017 10:47

Scientists typically think of songbirds' vocal development in terms of how one circuit in the brain learns a song. But researchers have now investigated how zebra finches learn songs from a different perspective. They studied how one part of its brain, which they dubbed the 'tutor,' teaches another part of its brain, the 'student.' They found that in order to teach effectively, the tutor must adapt its teaching style to how the student best learns.

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