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Feb. 12, 2010

Listening to Frog Love Songs

What can the love songs of South African frogs tell us about communication and the brain?

frogs, songs, communication

Sep. 11, 2009

Primate Music

There's research on whales singing and birds dancing, but what about monkeys and apes? In this segment, we'll look at the musical abilities of our fellow primates.

music, art, monkeys, apes

Nov. 04, 2011

A Researcher Asks: Are Dolphins Self-Aware?

Psychologist Diana Reiss discusses communication and cognition in dolphins.

dolphin communication brain learning

Dec. 10, 2010

Talk to The Computer: Prize-Winning Student Science Looks at Emotion in Voices

We'll talk with two winners of this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The high school students developed computer software that tries to guess emotions by listening to speech.

speech, computers, communication, voice

Jul. 27, 2007

Computer Program Yields Clues About Baby Talk

Researchers create a computer program that learns parts of language in a way similar to the way infants learn.

brain, learning, child development

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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