Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

April 26, 2019

David J. Perkel, PhD

David J. Perkel, PhD

Biology, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Additional Titles: Co-Director
Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Adjunct Professor
Physiology and Biophysics

Research Interests: Neural mechanisms of vocal learning and production
Electrophysiological, neuroanatomical and behavioral approaches
Work Summary: We study the neural mechanisms of vocal learning in songbirds, which learn their songs in a process resembling the learning of speech in humans.