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Dr Jacob Dunn

Acoustics, primate communication, vocal production, evolution of speech, vocal allometry
Dr Jacob Dunn

Affiliated Lecturer in Biological Anthropology

Primate Communication

Vocal production

Evolution of speech

Vocal allometry


Departments and Institutes

Department of Archaeology:

Research Interests

Primate Communication
Vocal production
Evolution of speech
Vocal allometry

Keywords

  • Acoustics
  • Speech
  • Neuroscience
  • Human evolution

Key Publications

Garcia, M., Dunn J.C., 2019. No evidence that maximum fundamental frequency reflects selection for signal diminution in bonobos. Current Biology - *equal first-author (in press). 

Dunn, J.C., Smaers, J.B., 2018. Neural correlates of vocal complexity in primates. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, p.534. 

Garcia, M., Herbst, C., Bowling, D., Dunn, J.C., Fitch, W.T., 2017. Acoustic allometry revisited: morphological determinants of fundamental frequency in primate vocal production. Nature Scientific Reports, 7, p.10450. 

Bowling, D.L., Garcia, M., Dunn, J.C., Ruprecht, R., Stewart, A., Frommolt, K.H., Fitch, T., 2017. Body size and vocalisation in primates and carnivores. Nature Scientific Reports, 7, p.41070. 

Dunn, J.C., Halenar, L., Davies, T., Cristóbal-Azkarate, J., Fitch, T., Knapp, L., 2015. Evolutionary tradeoff between vocal tract and testes dimensions in howler monkeys. Current Biology, 25, pp.2839-2844.