Prenatal experience and avian development: Brief auditory stimulation accelerates the hatching of Japanese quail

Nigel K. Woolf, John Bixby, Robert R. Capranica

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Abstract

A single 2-hour exposure to auditory stimulation at any point during the final 3 days of incubation accelerates the hatching of Japanese quail. The 3-day sensitive period includes both prenatal and perinatal stages of incubation. So far as is known these results provide the first unequivocal evidence that short-term prenatal sensory stimulation can affect the development of an avian embryo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-960
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume194
Issue number4268
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Prenatal experience and avian development : Brief auditory stimulation accelerates the hatching of Japanese quail. / Woolf, Nigel K.; Bixby, John; Capranica, Robert R.

In: Science, Vol. 194, No. 4268, 01.12.1976, p. 959-960.

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