Dr. Joe Schumacher, Max Planck Florida Institute.
Open to the public. Free admission. No RSVP required.
Whether you’re playing the piano, talking with your friends, or scoring the winning goal in a soccer game, you’re doing something you were at one point unable to do. Our ability to learn new skills begins at birth, and is critical for shaping our perception and behavior later in life. Dr. Joe Schumacher from the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience will discuss how the study of vocal learning in baby songbirds has provided new insights into how humans learn to communicate. He will also discuss current progress into understanding how adults learn to acquire new behaviors and perceptual abilities.