Stephen Nowicki, Professor of Neurobiology and Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Bass Fellow of Biology

Stephen Nowicki
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Office Location:  116 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-6950, (919) 668-3420
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Ph.D.Cornell University1984
M.S.Tufts University1978
B.S.Tufts University1976

Organismal Biology and Behavior
Ecology and Population Biology
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

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  1. Caves, EM; Green, PA; Zipple, MN; Peters, S; Johnsen, S; Nowicki, S (2018). Categorical perception of colour signals in a songbird.. Nature, 560(7718), 365-367. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Lachlan, RF; Ratmann, O; Nowicki, S (2018). Cultural conformity generates extremely stable traditions in bird song.. Nature Communications, 9(1), 2417. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Liu, IA; Soha, JA; Nowicki, S (2018). Song type matching and vocal performance in territorial signalling by male swamp sparrows. Animal Behaviour, 139, 117-125. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Sewall, KB; Anderson, RC; Soha, JA; Peters, S; Nowicki, S (2018). Early life conditions that impact song learning in male zebra finches also impact neural and behavioral responses to song in females.. Developmental Neurobiology. [doi]  [abs]
  5. DuBois, AL; Nowicki, S; Peters, S; Rivera-C├íceres, KD; Searcy, WA (2018). Song is not a reliable signal of general cognitive ability in a songbird. Animal Behaviour, 137, 205-213. [doi]  [abs]