Serenading sounds like an old-fashioned way to attract a mate, but for mice, singing plays a key role in courtship. Many studies have shown that male mice sing to females they’re interested in. But until now, there hasn’t been evidence that shows that females sing back. Recently, University of Delaware scientists have published a new study that shows that these romantic solos are actually duets.
In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s science reporter Eli Chen explains this new finding and its possible significance.