BIRD BRAINS AND BEHAVIOUR

Bird brains and behaviour: perception, cognition and production

Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 26 July, 2002

Sponsored by the Royal Dutch Zoological Society

Venue: Behavioural Biology Department, Utrecht University, Centrumgebouw Noord, Padualaan 14, De Uithof, Utrecht, room C104 (first floor).

Program

9.30 coffee

9.55    Opening by the president of the Royal Dutch Zoological Society

Chair:  Johan Bolhuis

10.00 Auditory pattern analysis: birds as a model in the study of perceptual processes - Georg Klump (Oldenburg, Germany)

10.30 Developmental influences on perception - song preference learning in females - Katharina Riebel (Leiden, The Netherlands)

11.00 coffee

11.30  Physiological aspects of sexual imprinting - Hans-Joachim Bischof (Bielefeld, Germany)

12.00  Neural plasticity in the vocal control system of birds - Manfred Gahr (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

12.30 lunch

Chair: Hans-Joachim Bischof

14.00  Bird brains and songs - Johan Bolhuis (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

14.30  Innovation and social learning: individual variation and brain evolution - Simon Reader (Montreal, Canada)

15.00 tea

15.30 Mechanics of avian vocalisation - Johan L. van Leeuwen (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

16.00  Modulatory gestures in nonsongbird song - Gabriel Beckers (Leiden, The Netherlands)

16.30 drinks