Animal Communication by Sound
This course offers a multidisciplinary analysis of information transfer by sound in the animal kingdom. The physics of sound production, propagation, and reception are used here to understand the factors affecting acoustic communication in insects, fishes, frogs, birds, and mammals, including humans. Bioacoustic experiments are designed to record, visualize, and analyze sound signals, and to show students the ways in which acoustic communication bridges with related fields, including neurobiology, psychology, engineering, and computer sciences.
Students enroll in PSYCH 2021.