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Research Article

Cross Fostering Experiments Suggest That Mice Songs Are Innate

  • Takefumi Kikusui,

    Affiliation: Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Kaori Nakanishi,

    Affiliation: Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Ryoko Nakagawa,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Biolinguistics, Mind and Intelligence Research Core, Brain Science Institute (BSI), RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan

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  • Miho Nagasawa,

    Affiliation: Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Kazutaka Mogi,

    Affiliation: Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Kazuo Okanoya mail

    okanoya@brain.riken.jp

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Biolinguistics, Mind and Intelligence Research Core, Brain Science Institute (BSI), RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan, ERATO, Okanoya Emotional Information Project, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Wako, Saitama, Japan

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  • Published: March 09, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017721

About the Authors

Takefumi Kikusui, Kaori Nakanishi, Miho Nagasawa, Kazutaka Mogi
Companion Animal Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Ryoko Nakagawa, Kazuo Okanoya
Laboratory for Biolinguistics, Mind and Intelligence Research Core, Brain Science Institute (BSI), RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Kazuo Okanoya
ERATO, Okanoya Emotional Information Project, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Wako, Saitama, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: okanoya@brain.riken.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TK KN. Performed the experiments: KN RN. Analyzed the data: KN RN MN KM. Wrote the paper: TK KN RN KO.