WHERE IS THE BEAT IN THE BRAIN?
"The ability to move rhythmically to a musical beat is a central part of human behavior, found in all human cultures. Such movements can be as simple as foot-tapping or as elaborate as dance. When the ability to move is impaired, as with Parkinson's disease, the effects are catastrophic.... But it may be that the deep connection between music and movement can be used to help those with movement disorders." http://www.acoustics.org/press/156th/iversen.html.
WHAT DO BIRDS LISTEN TO WHEN THEY HEAR SONG?
"Songbirds provide a useful model for vocal learning and animal communication. Most research has focused on how birds learn and produce song. Less is known about how birds perceive their own songs and the songs of others." http://www.acoustics.org/press/156th/vernaleo.html. (Includes Sound and Video Clips)
AURAL ARCHITECTURE: THE MISSING LINK
"While concepts such as architecture, acoustics, sound, perception, and anthropology have been part of our culture for centuries, they are usually considered in isolation from a narrow perspective. In contrast, aural architecture combines and reconciles them into a single interdisciplinary perspective, providing a new way of looking at the human experience of sound and space." http://www.acoustics.org/press/156th/bader.html.
PREY CAPTURE BY HARBOR PORPOISES
"Two harbor porpoises were trained to capture live (and dead) fish at our facility, Fjord&Blt, in Kerteminde, Denmark. One actually did this when blindfolded." http://www.acoustics.org/press/
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