• Andrea Ravignani
    10 January 2022

    Andrea Ravignani awarded ERC Grant to study origins of rhythm

    Andrea Ravignani, Independent Group Leader of the Comparative Bioacoustics Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, has been awarded a European Research Council...

  • Red deer
    15 November 2021

    A new approach to identify mammals good at learning sounds

    Some animals—such as red deer—sound ‘bigger’ than they really are. This means that their calls are lower than you would expect based on their body size. Biologists think that ‘faking’ body size in...

  • John O' Connor - Seal Center Pieterburen
    02 November 2021

    Baby seals can change their tone of voice

    Hoover the ‘talking seal’ famously imitated human speech. But can baby seals already adapt their voices to sounds? Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Free...

  • That primate’s got rhythm!
    25 October 2021

    That primate’s got rhythm!

    What are the origins of musical rhythm? Are humans the only mammals that have rhythm? Researchers from the universities of Turin, Lyon/Saint-Étienne and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics...

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