How do sounds look?
The spectrogram challenge
How can we visualize sounds? In the video we go over how our voice is produced and compare it to vocal production in songbirds. We introduce the spectrogram, a tool to be able to take look at these sounds, and define some common terms in bioacoustics. Then, we describe sound landscapes (or ‘soundscapes’), exploring the song of a few birds. Finally, we discuss how all of this is related to research carried out at the University of Buenos Aires.
The spectral challenge is included in the video. What can you draw using sound? Check out a few submissions below!
The video is in Spanish, so don’t forget to enable closed captions if you need them.