Gabriel J L Beckers

Summary

Affiliation: Leiden University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Vocal-tract filtering by lingual articulation in a parrot
    Gabriel J L Beckers
    Medical Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Curr Biol 14:1592-7. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Vocal tract filtering and sound radiation in a songbird
    Brian S Nelson
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:297-308. 2005
  3. pmc Zebra finches exhibit speaker-independent phonetic perception of human speech
    Verena R Ohms
    Behavioural Biology, Institute of Biology Leiden, Sylvius Laboratory, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1003-9. 2010
  4. pmc Vocal tract articulation in zebra finches
    Verena R Ohms
    Behavioural Biology, Institute of Biology Leiden, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e11923. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Inflation of the esophagus and vocal tract filtering in ring doves
    Tobias Riede
    Medical Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:4025-36. 2004

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. ncbi request reprint Vocal-tract filtering by lingual articulation in a parrot
    Gabriel J L Beckers
    Medical Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Curr Biol 14:1592-7. 2004
    ..We suggest that lingual articulation may thus in part explain the well-known ability of parrots to mimic human speech, and, even more intriguingly, may also underlie a speech-like formant system in natural parrot vocalizations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Vocal tract filtering and sound radiation in a songbird
    Brian S Nelson
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:297-308. 2005
    ..5 kHz. We propose that songbirds vary beak gape as a mechanism for excluding and/or concentrating energy within at least two distinct sound frequency channels...
  3. pmc Zebra finches exhibit speaker-independent phonetic perception of human speech
    Verena R Ohms
    Behavioural Biology, Institute of Biology Leiden, Sylvius Laboratory, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1003-9. 2010
    ..This finding shows that there is no need to invoke special mechanisms, evolved together with language, to explain this feature of speech perception...
  4. pmc Vocal tract articulation in zebra finches
    Verena R Ohms
    Behavioural Biology, Institute of Biology Leiden, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e11923. 2010
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  5. ncbi request reprint Inflation of the esophagus and vocal tract filtering in ring doves
    Tobias Riede
    Medical Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:4025-36. 2004
    ..The inflated esophagus may function as a Helmholtz resonator in which the elastic walls form the vibrating mass. Such a resonator could support the f(0) over a range of inflated volumes...