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Baby bats learn language from peers: study

Baby bats learn language from peers in their colony, and will adopt the group's dialect, or accent, instead of their mother's, researchers said on Tuesday. The difference is similar to speaking with a London accent versus a Scottish accent, said the report in the journal PLOS Biology. The findings shed new light on crowd-learning of language, a skill thought to belong to mainly to humans and just a few other mammals. It also shows that bats are different from songbirds, which tend to learn songs by mimicking one of…