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Division of ScienceDepartment
Marshak Science Building MR733 (office) | MR701 (lab)
p: 212-650-8540 (office)
p: 212-650-8608 (lab)
Dr. Tchernichovski uses the songbird to study mechanisms of vocal learning. Like early speech development in the human infant, the songbird learns to imitate complex sounds during a critical period of development. His lab studies the animal behavior and dynamics of vocal learning and sound production across different brain levels to uncover the specific physiological and molecular (gene expression) brain processes that underlie song learning.
Ph.D. in Ethology, Dept. of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, 1995
DVM Koret Veterinary school, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1992
B.S. in Biology, Tel Aviv University, 1988
Biology 46000 - Animal Behavior
Biology C2403 - Animal Behavior (Graduate level)
Research InterestsMechanisms of vocal learning, cultural evolution, the effect of sleep on developmental learning, song perception, song & music.