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Frogs, Acoustics, and The Future of Hearing: Mark Bee at TEDxUMN

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Published on Oct 18, 2012

Dr. Mark Bee is an Associate Professor in the University of Minnesota's Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and a faculty member in the University's Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Mark received his BS from Butler University in 1995 and his PhD from the University of Missouri in 2001, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, until 2005, when he joined the University of Minnesota faculty. As a biologist and musician, his research combines interests in animals and sounds to investigate basic questions about how and why animals use acoustic signals to communicate with each other. Mark's animals of choice for answering these questions are frogs, a group famous for their loud and sometimes boisterous approach to sex.

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The individuals involved with TEDxUMN have a passion for bringing together the great thinkers at the University of Minnesota and giving them the opportunity to share their ideas worth spreading and to discuss our shared future. We provide these great people the opportunity to share these ideas on a global stage and with an incredibly diverse audience. We believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.

Check out TEDxUMN at http://www.TEDxUMN.com/

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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