Recording of the Experts Discussion Panel from the 2nd Ultrasonic Vocalization Conference, 23.08.21

An exchange of opinions between the experts in a form of a casual conversation on the phenomenon of ultrasound vocalization, sound communication between animals and the possible existence of animal language, which may be an evolutionary prototype of communication in humans.

The first question was: „As it happens in people, maybe also some rats are more or less „talkative”? And if people spend some time alone, they also talk more – as mentioned about rates… In a group of people, also some talk more (leaders? more talkative people), some less; is it possible that this also happens in rats?”

All lectures performed at the 2nd Ultrasonic Vocalization Conference, 23.08.21

Markus Wöhr – „Ultrasonic Vocalizations: Modeling Mania in Rats”

Nicola Simola – „Use of 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations to measure the affective properties of dopaminomimetic drugs in parkinsonian rats”

Kinga Gzieło – „Assessment of ultrasonic vocalisations in rat models of autism”

Paweł Boguszewski – „Ultrasonic vocalizations in laboratory animals – how to analyze data?”

Robert Kuba Filipkowski – „Vocal, heart-rate and motor responses to ultrasonic playback in single-reared and fear-conditioned rats”

Fabrice de Chaumont – „Placing spontaneous ultrasonic vocalizations in their behavioral contexts with live mouse tracker”

Adam Hamed – „Examination of the neurochemical mechanisms that govern social behavior and ultrasonic vocalization emission”

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Miron Kursa – „Mathematical modeling of neurochemical signs of USV emission”

Richard Mooney – „Analyzing vocalizations and vocal circuits in mice”

Stefan Brudzynski – „Mechanisms and emotional nature of emission of rat ultrasonic vocalizations”

Jeffrey Burgdorf – „Using rat ultrasonic vocalization to study the neurobiology of emotion: from basic science to the development of novel therapeutics for affective disorders”