The Method Section: Vocal Learning and the Brain
00:00 – Introduction
02:43 – Vocal learning
08:32 – Kuypers-Jurgens hypothesis
13:30 – Kuypers research
14:53 – Jurgens research
16:13 – Support for the Kuypers-Jurgens hypothesis
16:31 – Can it be proven?
21:11 – Recent tech
21:50 – Ending and outro
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Links from the show:
- The Method Section: Vocal Learning
- Social Cognition and the Evolution of Language: Constructing Cognitive Phylogenies. (Fitch et al., 2010)
- Kuypers (1958a)
- Kuypers (1958b)
- Jürgens (1982)
- Jürgens (2002)
This week on The Method Section, Tom takes a look at the neurological circuit that is responsible for complex vocal learning. With such a restricted range of animals that show this incredible ability the Kuypers-Jurgens hypothesis presents a great opportunity to understand how complex vocal learning, and by effect, even human language evolved and why such specific neurological pathways are important. Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.
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