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Shrewsbury grad achieves Ph.D. in zoology - Community Advocate

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Shrewsbury – Devin Merullo, a graduate of Shrewsbury High School (2009) and Tufts University (2013), recently received his Ph.D. in zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation examines the neural control of vocal communication ...

Vocal Copying

Stanford - United States

Article describing how birds learn their songs from adult tutors and may incorporate sounds from other species into their repertoire.

Vocal Dialects
United States

Article describing how the songs of many avian species show geographic variation.

Vocal Functions
United States

Songs identify the species of the singing bird. The territorial song of males serves the dual purpose of territorial proclamation directed at other males and of mate attraction directed toward females.

Neural Mechanisms of Vocal Control in Bats.

Research by Gerd Schuller aims to determine which brain structures are involved in eliciting or controlling motor reactions and behavioral patterns.