bird song
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
The birds sing together to help defend their territory.
Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 21, 2017
Ben Henry delves into the still-unanswered questions of where our musical preferences come from and what makes synesthetes tick.
Singing In the Brain
Singing In the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2017
His first love was dance, but Erich Jarvis has long courted another love—understanding how the brain learns vocalization.
Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons
Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons
Tanya Lewis | Jun 14, 2016
Many avian species have more neurons than do mammals with similar-mass brains.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | Mar 9, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Birdsong Breakdown
Birdsong Breakdown
Tracy Vence | Nov 4, 2014
The hermit thrush favors harmonies like those in human music.
Leader in Birdsong Research Dies
Leader in Birdsong Research Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 29, 2014
Allison Doupe, a neuroscientist known for her work exploring the neural mechanisms of learning, has passed away.
Prominent Animal Behaviorist Dies
Prominent Animal Behaviorist Dies
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 29, 2014
Peter Marler, best known for his groundbreaking work on bird song, has passed away at age 86.