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Hello! I am a graduate marine biologist heading into a specialisation of marine mammals! Here at Conduct Science I am lead of Team Kilo, we produce articles and The Conduct Science Podcast hosted by myself and Mitch. Come listen to us talk about a whole variety of topics, new episodes every Thursday! I also host an interview series called Under the Microscope where I talk to scientists from around the world in many different fields about their experience, work and methodologies. And as if that wasn’t enough content every Friday I release a short form podcast called The Method Section, this is aimed at scientists old and new looking at the community, methodologies and many other topical and interesting science news!
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Hello! I am a graduate marine biologist heading into a specialisation of marine mammals! Here at Conduct Science I am lead of Team Kilo, we produce articles and The Conduct Science Podcast hosted by myself and Mitch. Come listen to us talk about a whole variety of topics, new episodes every Thursday! I also host an interview series called Under the Microscope where I talk to scientists from around the world in many different fields about their experience, work and methodologies. And as if that wasn’t enough content every Friday I release a short form podcast called The Method Section, this is aimed at scientists old and new looking at the community, methodologies and many other topical and interesting science news!
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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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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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