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"Neurobiological Investigation of Vocal Production Learning in the Mammalian Brain" by Michael Yartsev, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Engineering New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator Helen Wills Institute of Neuroscience Graduate Program UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering University of California at Berkeley

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
bat, language aquisition, neuroscience, songbird, vocal learning
Sponsor
Neuroscience Program
Location
Beckman Institute, Room 1005
Date
Dec 11, 2018   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Michael Yartsev
Originating Calendar
Neuroscience Program Seminars
Learning a language is generally considered the crown jewel of human abilities. Yet the core question of ‘What is it about the human mammalian brain that allows us to learn our language?’, remains unresolved. In humans, language acquisition is mediated by a process called ‘vocal learning’. While humans are expert vocal learners, a remarkably sparse subset of mammals share
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