Julia Hyland Bruno

Julia Hyland Bruno is an ethologist interested in behavioral development, with a particular focus on social animals, such as songbirds or humans, that learn how to communicate with one another. Julia received her PhD in biopsychology and behavioral neuroscience from the City University of New York, where she studied the rhythmic patterning of zebra finch vocal learning. As a Presidential Scholar, Dr. Bruno explores how patterns of communication among individuals influence social organization.

Project Title: Learning to Improvise? Using Social Songbirds to Study Vocal Culture in the Lab