The Method Section: Vocal Learning
00:00 – Intro
03:10 – Why you don’t like your own voice
05:23 – A taxonomy of vocal learning
12:33 – Quick Recap
13:33 – Testing for vocal learners
15:24 – Vocal species
18:12 – Brain structure of vocal learners
19:15 – Evidence for vocal learning
24:05 – Ending and outro
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Links from the show:
- Why you don’t like the sound of your own voice – Rebecca Kleinberger TedTalk
- Hoover the talking seal
- Humpback whale song transmission Paper (Garland et al., 2011)
This week on The Method Section, Tom takes a look at complex vocal learning. What is it? Where does it occur? Why is it important to study? See how researchers look for vocal learning and the surprising places that they find it. Why is it so important in humans yet not in our closest evolutionary relatives? Yet humans and some birds share similar brain structures! Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.
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