On electric fish and dramatic pauses

On electric fish and dramatic pauses

Credit: Tsunehiko Kohashi

To communicate a message powerfully, well-timed pauses can be as important as the words, if not more so. In this, humans are not much different from other animals, it seems – even fish.

Researchers studying African electric fish called mormyrids (Brienomyrus brachyistius) have revealed an underlying neurological mechanism for the phenomenon, as reported in the journal Current Biology.


Published by Cosmos.

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