We are proud to announce that Martina Stocker and Mauricio Martins - both from the Department of Cognitive Biology - are the winners of the best presentation awards of the 2014 Science Day that took place on the...
Talk announcement: "Learning from learners: population factors in the evolution of systematic structure"
Prof. Dr. Simon Kirby from The University of Edinburgh will be our guest on the 20.06.2014 and will present "Learning from learners: population factors in the evolution of systematic structure"
Room: CogBio seminar...
Dr. Anna Christina Ribiero will be joining us on the 02.07.2014 to give her talk "The Musilanguage Hypothesis and the Origins of Poetry".
Room: CogBio seminar room
Dr. Anna Christina Ribeiro
The evolution of pro-social concern
In an attempt to better understand evolution of altruism, there has been a recent surge in studies on pro-social behaviours like helping. Next to humans a variety of animals has been tested...
The conference will occur in Vienna April 17-19, over the Easter holiday, immediately following the International Evolution of Language Conference in Vienna.
We invite the submission of abstracts for posters and short 30...
"Age group estimation in free ranging elephants based on acoustic cues of low frequency rumbles" in the Bioacoustic Journal
New story about elephant vocalisation by Reuters
Publication in "Biology Letters":
Ravignani A, Sonnweber R-S, Stobbe N, Fitch WT. 2013 Action at a distance: dependency sensitivity in a New World primate.
New FWF Project P 26448 Angela Stöger-Horwath: The adaptive significance of formant modulation in elephant vocalizations
Vocal tract resonances or formant frequencies (formants) are a very important means of transferring information in human speech. The perceptual relevance and functions of formants in nonhuman mammal vocal communication systems,...
Christian T. Herbst, Jan G. Švec, Jörg Lohscheller, Roland Frey, Michaela Gumpenberger,Angela S. Stoeger and W. Tecumseh Fitch
in The Journal of Experimental Biology