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A traveling exhibition about the sounds and songs of life
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Meet the researchers behind the exhibit, learn from scientists in the field, and hear from musicians who take inspiration from the natural soundscape.
Tecumseh Fitch studies the evolution of thinking in animals and humans, focusing on the evolution of communication. >>
Roger Payne is best known for his discovery (with Scott McVay) that humpback whales sing songs. >>
Sandra Trehub's research focuses on the development of listening skills in infants and young children. >>
Patricia Gray leads a team of scientists and musicians that explores musical sounds in all species. >>
Jack Bradbury's research focuses on the evolution of animal mating systems and animal communication. >>
By mapping musicians’ brains with a PET scanner, Donald Hodges identifies changes that take place while a person engages in musical activity. >>
Mark Tramo studies the physiology and psychology of human hearing. He’s also a songwriter and rock musician. >>
A preeminent recorder of soundscapes, Bernie Krause studies the interaction of sounds from the earth, life and human technology. >>
Jelle Atema studies communication in lobsters, sharks, and other fish. A talented flutist, he also studies the evolution of prehistoric flutes. >>
Steve Nowicki studies birdsong to learn about the structure, function, and evolution of animal communication systems. >>
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