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UT Professor Todd Freeberg to Discuss Why Chickadees Have Such Complex Calls Friday, March 23

Todd Freeberg, professor of psychology and adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will present “Why Do Chickadees Have Such Complex Calls?” at the next UT Science Forum, Friday, March 23.

The “chick-a-dee” call of chickadees and titmice is a ridiculously complicated vocal signal. In fact, some researchers have argued that it is the most complex vocal signaling system outside of human language. Why do these small songbirds have such a complicated call? Professor Freeberg will aim to answer that question.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, March 23 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please email Amanda Womac.