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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Episode Description

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 –

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