The Bird Song Psychology Research Laboratory
This facility will be used to study mechanisms of vocal learning. Similar to early speech development in the human infant, the songbird learns to imitate complex sounds during a critical period of development. The laboratory will examine the animal behavior and dynamics of vocal learning and sound production across different brain levels, and aims to uncover the specific physiological and molecular (gene expression) brain processes that underlie song learning.
Pictured below: Renovation of space that will become the Bird Song Psychology Research Laboratory, on the 6th floor of the North Building.
The pictures below show recent renovated changes & upgrades to the Bird Song Research Laboratory