Andrea Corrales-Malaga, Stephanie Lofaro, and Valeria Vasilyeva from the University of Ottawa speak with Dr. Payal Arya, a postdoctoral fellow in the Gobes laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Wellesey College. Tune in to learn more about their recent work published Neuroscience letters, which demonstrates that the brain's left hemisphere plays the dominant role in auditory learning.
Learn more at: http://academics.wellesley.edu/Neuroscience/gobes/home.html.
Andrea Corrales-Malaga (voice), Stephanie Lofaro (post-production), Valeria Vasilyeva (content generation)
1:00 - Ongoing projects in the Gobes laboratory and Dr. Arya's current research focus
2:20 - Zebra finches as the researched animal model
4:00 - Neurological and behavioral differences in male vs. female zebra finch vocalizations
4:46 - Bilateral brain activity publication key findings and hemispheric asymmetry introduction
6:28 - Use of fathers vs. tutor finch substitutes
7:08 - Techniques and technologies used to achieve results
9:04 - Song acquisition and speech learning comparison to humans
10:45 - Evolutionary advantage of neural processing as improved by hemispheric asymmetry
12:37 - Knowledge application and future directions
Soundtrack from https://youtu.be/ZpveW5nptkE.