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Buzzed birds slur their songs, researchers find
Buzzed birds slur their songs, researchers find

You know how that guy at the karaoke bar singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" sounds a little off after he’s had a few drinks? The same goes for buzzed birds, according to a team led by researchers from Oregon Health & Science University. For a study published in PLoS ONE, scientists found that when they got some unsuspecting zebra finches drunk, the birds slurred their songs. The findings could help scientists study the neural processes underlying birdsong – and shed light on human speech. While many scientists want to understand alcohol's effects on such a complex system as speech, it’s difficult to perform the necessary...

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