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Learning How Song Birds Sing By Doing The Math
2012-12-21 14:32:30

Scientists studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.