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Mice do not require auditory input for the normal development of their ultrasonic vocalizations

Kurt Hammerschmidt1*, Ellen Reisinger2, Katharina Westekemper1, Ludwig Ehrenreich1, Nicola Strenzke3 and Julia Fischer14

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1 Cognitive Ethology Lab, German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

2 Molecular Biology of Cochlear Neurotransmission Group, University Medical Center Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37099 Göttingen, Germany

3 Department of Otolaryngology, Auditory Systems Physiology Group, University Medical Center Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37099 Göttingen, Germany

4 Courant Research Centre 'Evolution of Social Behaviour', University of Göttingen, Kellnerweg 6, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

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BMC Neuroscience 2012, 13:40  doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-40

Published: 25 April 2012

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Significant differences (P values) in call type usage of deaf and normally hearing mice in relation to number of call types.

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