Marcela Fernandez-Peters discusses the hearing spectrum of birds and humans

great horned owl

Marcela Fernandez-Peters, a post doctoral research associate in the Healey Lab, is quoted in a radio report exploring whether birds have a greater hearing spectrum than humans. She says that the hearing organs and brains of owls have “a lot of real estate dedicated” to hearing high frequencies, meaning that while they might not hear super high pitched sounds, they’re very good at hearing the frequencies they do hear. New Hampshire Public Radio