A workshop on analyzing vocal sequences

I just returned from a 4-day NIMBioS workshop on computational analysis of animal vocal sequences. The workshop was led and organized by NIMBios PostDoc Fellow Arik Kershenbaum, prolific animal behaviorist Dan Blumstein, and bioacoustics-specialist and computer scientist Marie Roch, and included about 40 other researchers from diverse fields such as cognitive science, human speech processing, animal communication, and even philosophy. … Continue reading A workshop on analyzing vocal sequences

Sketchy science: open access is the solution, not the problem.

More and more science is becoming freely available to the public, or open access (OA). I love the movement towards OA, mainly because I like to be able to find and read papers online, even when I'm not on campus. I like being able to use the internet as my interconnected library of science articles, … Continue reading Sketchy science: open access is the solution, not the problem.