January 10, 2019 / Modified jan 10, 2019 2:06 p.m.

Episode 163: How Birdsong Can Help Us Understand Human Speech

Researching birdsong, and how it can help scientists understand the development of human speech.

AZSCI 163 Birdsong UA researchers believe studying bird vocalizations can lead to new treatments for human speech.
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How Birdsong Can Help Us Understand Human Speech

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Episode 163: University of Arizona Neuroscientist Julie Miller

University of Arizona neuroscientist Julie Miller has been studying birds and how they vocalize their songs. She is researching clues in bird genetics that can help medical researchers develop new treatments for humans whose speech is affected by Parkinson's disease.

University of Arizona neuroscientist Julie Miller spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph. D, Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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