Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Vocal LearningQ&A with Michael Yartsev, Ph.D.
Most mammals know from birth how to make sounds that communicate, but not humans. And not bats: Dana grantee Michael Yartsev has collected reams of data on how Egyptian fruit bats learn to make sounds to communicate as a way to understand how we do it.
Finding the Rhythm of LiteracyQ&A with Nina Kraus, Ph.D.
Dana grantee Nina Kraus and her lab discovered that synchronization ability, like tapping your foot along to a beat, matches the rapid brain activity linked to reading, language and phonological skills. Understanding children’s rhythmic strengths and bottlenecks could help teachers help them improve language skills.
In the Lab with Ewelina Knapska
One of a series in which a Dana Alliance member is asked about daily life in the laboratory and outside interests. The lab of Ewelina Knapska examines socially transferred emotions, the neural mechanisms of impaired social behaviors, and the neural mechanisms of extinction and renewal of learned fears.