Vocal communication: The enigmatic production of low-frequency purrs in cats

David Reby, Andrey Anikin

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Sammanfattning

Cat purring, the unusual, pulsed vibration that epitomizes comfort, enjoys a special status in the world of vocal communication research. Indeed, it has long been flagged as a rare exception to the dominant theory of voice production in mammals. A new study presents histological and biomechanical evidence that purring can occur passively, without needing muscle vibration in the larynx controlled by an independent neural oscillator.
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)R1236-R1237
Antal sidor2
TidskriftCurrent Biology
Volym33
Nummer23
DOI
StatusPublished - 2023

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Zoologi

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