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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
Staff | Nov 30, 2017
The birds sing together to help defend their territory.
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
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
Tanya Lewis | Jun 14, 2016
Many avian species have more neurons than do mammals with similar-mass brains.
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Jenny Rood | Mar 9, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Tracy Vence | Nov 4, 2014
The hermit thrush favors harmonies like those in human music.
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
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 29, 2014
Peter Marler, best known for his groundbreaking work on bird song, has passed away at age 86.