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I can hear the birds singing...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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I can hear the birds singing from my office. My colleague & I try to spot birds and name them - though I suck at it. When she lived in San Francisco she worked for the Audubon Society and was a bird counter, so she's very good. I am looking forward to taking my brisk walk at lunch time and I wore my bright yellow lightweight jacket in honor of what appears to be a Spring day. Finally.

I have had a rough work week (so far) and received 2 rejections on 2 grant proposals I have submitted. This morning I decided I'd spend part of the day finding new funders to submit what I think is a crucial study on the brain mechanisms of rhythm perception. We have seen proof that music can have a positive effect on movement disorders and understanding how that happens would shed new light on how to treat Parkinson's and brain injury due to strokes or accidents. Forward ho!

Check this out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Snowball_%28Cockatoo%29

Just one of the fascinating studies conducted at The Neurosciences Institute.

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NANCY- 4/28/2011 10:27AM

    I like a site that Cornell has on birds. Hubby is into them.

Great stuff on what the mind can do. It is amazing that music can calm, energize and greatly affect our mood.

I hope you can find funding. In the mean time...
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WATERMELLEN 4/27/2011 9:16PM

    Loved the Snowball story -- you work in a fascinating place doing important stuff!

Have you checked out the birdjam site? It's helping me identify birds by song . . . really enjoy that!

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RAINYFRIDAY 4/27/2011 9:15PM

    I love the days when I can hear the birds singing. Its my favorite way to wake up. Unfortunately I live on a main street so it doesn't happen to often. ;)

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EFPACE 4/27/2011 1:30PM

  Great! I feel spring is finally here also. Sooo happy to see the sun

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