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Fri Jan 14 2005

Media: Rat Ability to Differentiate Human Languages

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Message 1: Rat Ability to Differentiate Human Languages

Date: 14-Jan-2005
From: Mark Jones <markjjoneshotmail.com>
Subject: Rat Ability to Differentiate Human Languages


Dear All,
 
 The Life supplement to the British daily broadsheet The Guardian (13th Jan
 2005) contains a short report on research reported in Journal of
 Experimental Psychology: Animal Behaviour Processes which apparently
 demonstrates that rats can learn to respond in different ways to different
 human languages:
 
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/dispatch/story/0,12978,1388501,00.html
 
 Mark J. Jones
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Cambridge
 http://kiri.ling.cam.ac.uk/mark
 Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                      Psycholinguistics
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