Comparative neurobiology of vocal communication

Summary

Date: 
May 12, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Zoom
About the Speaker
Name: 
Michael Long
Speaker Title: 
Associate Professor
Speaker Affiliation: 
NYU

Vocal communication is central to our everyday lives, facilitating social exchange. Despite significant recent discoveries, the neural mechanisms underlying coordinated vocal exchanges remain poorly understood. We examine the brain processes involved in interactive vocal behaviors, focusing on forebrain circuitry in the songbird and the rodent, and we relate these to emerging human studies that employ a range of methods to manipulate and monitor cortical areas relevant for speech.