Novel brainstem circuit gives rise to the rhythms of vocalization

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The vocal sounds of humans — laughing, crying, and the babbling of babies — have the same rhythmic quality as the sounds made by many mammals, songbirds, and even some species of fish. Researchers have discovered that a small cluster of neurons in the brain stem not only regulates tempo but also coordinates vocalization with breathing.

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