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    Spit and Twitches: The Animal Cognition Podcast - Pilot Episode

    Well here it is, the much anticipated, ok, not anticipated much, but well you know, the pilot episode is here!  I sat down this afternoon with Laurie Bloomfield of the Psychology Department at Algoma University here in Sault Ste. Marie.  We talked about her specialty, bird communication. Photo credit: Oregon State University ArchivesLaurie studies chickadees mostly, but of course, as we all know, it is not the species that is important, it is the problem.  (Or, as my PhD supervisor once said to an ornithologist, "I don't study species, I study problems").  Well, Laurie and I talked about a lot of stuff, her career, how she started out in animal cognition, and about fist fights between eminent researchers.  (That last part came in the final bit, where I asked her four questions, an idea I have stolen borrowed from FourCast).  

    I would really like feedback on the show, what do you think?  Feel free to comment here, on facebook, google + or whatever.  

    I really appreciate Laurie sitting down with me and talking today.  I had a really good time.  

    The music in this episode is by Battery Life and is called "Beer Rights"

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    Reader Comments (2)

    I enjoyed it :) Surprised that Laurie's two pieces of advice to students are something I always hear from my own supervisor!

    August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEriko

    Thanks Eriko. Good to hear from you. I thought of your work when we were talking about language learning.

    August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Brodbeck

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