In the 1950s, researchers found that a few species of birds, like songbirds and hummingbirds, could imitate sounds like humans. This led to further discoveries that these birds also had a critical period in which learning language was more easily than later in life.
Dr. Erich Jarvis
Dr. Erich Jarvis, PhD—Professor and the Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language at Rockefeller University and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
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