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Brain Evolution: Lessons from birds and humans who sing and talk

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Air date: Monday, February 09, 2009, 12:00:00 PM
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Category: Evolution and Medicine
Runtime: 01:17:12
Description: Whether you love listening to songbirds, enjoy singing, wonder how language evolved, or marvel at the organization of the brain, Erich Jarvis has scientific news for you. His cutting edge research on vocal learning in birds has revolutionized our understanding of vertebrate brain organization and evolution.

Dr. Erich Jarvis is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and the recipient of the prestigious NIH Pioneer Award.

Lecture series presented by National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute. For more information, visit
http://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/Meetings/EvolutionSeries2009
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NLM Title: Brain evolution : lessons from birds and humans who sing and talk [electronic resource] / Erich Jarvis.
Series: Evolution and medicine lecture series
Author: Jarvis, Erich.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Other Title(s): Evolution and medicine lecture series
Abstract: (CIT): Whether you love listening to songbirds, enjoy singing, wonder how language evolved, or marvel at the organization of the brain, Erich Jarvis has scientific news for you. His cutting edge research on vocal learning in birds has revolutionized our understanding of vertebrate brain organization and evolution.
Subjects: Biological Evolution
Birds
Language Development
Learning
Neural Pathways
Physiology, Comparative
Vocalization, Animal
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: QL 765
NLM ID: 101498040
CIT Live ID: 7510
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?14925

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