MPI Colloquium Ofer Tchernichovski (Hunter College, New York)

18 February 2020 15:45 - 18 February 2020 17:00
Max Planck Institute
Ofer Tchernichovski
Vocal culture in songbirds and humans

In the first part, I will present an analysis of rhythm structure in thrush nightingale songs and then compare it, using the same approach, to rhythms in live performances of music across cultures.
In the second part, I will show how zebra finch sustain rich diversity of vocal culture across generations of learners. I will then show that bandwidth of information transfer is an interesting problem in distributed governance.


Finally, I will present virtual world experiments, where we manipulate cultural transmission in human communication.

MPI Conference Room 163
Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD Nijmegen

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