Wednesday20Feb 2019

Science Forum Series - Dr. Daniel Blumstein

A Journey from Marmots in the Mountains to Hollywood

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2019-02-20 12:00 2019-02-20 13:00 America/Los_Angeles Science Forum Series - Dr. Daniel Blumstein AF 209B Schoolsfirst Federal Credit Union Conference Suite - Argyros Forum 209B Adena Hamlin ahamlin@chapman.edu

Free to attend

AF 209B

Schoolsfirst Federal Credit Union Conference Suite - Argyros Forum 209B

Chapman Community

Students, staff, faculty and alumni

What makes certain sounds scary? Dr. Blumstein will describe insights gained from over three decades of studying alarm calls and fear screams in marmots (which are large, mostly-alpine, ground squirrels) throughout the northern hemisphere. Fear screams are remarkably similar across taxa and they seem to be particularly evocative to many species. Dr. Blumstein's studies of non-humans suggest that it is the noise and non-linearities in them that is what evokes negative emotions and heighted responses in those hearing them. He formalize this in ‘the non-linearity and fear hypothesis’ and discuss tests of the hypothesis in studies of marmots, birds, film soundtracks, and humans. The sound of fear is non-linear.

Dr. Daniel Blumstein is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA.

 

You can contact the event organizer, Adena Hamlin at ahamlin@chapman.edu or (714) 628-7349.

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