Science Café: Professor Evan Hill to discuss hearing science

Evan-Hill-WebKEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney psychology professor Evan Hill will discuss the evolution of hearing in vertebrates.

He will present “Hearing Science: Auditory System Evolution and Psychology’s Role in Studying These Processes” at 5 p.m. Monday (March 14) at The Loft inside Cunningham’s Journal in Kearney, 15 W. 23rd St.

The talk is presented by University of Nebraska at Kearney Chapter of Sigma Xi’s Science Café program. It is free and open to the public.

Hill teaches behavioral statistics, general psychology, physiological psychology, neuropsychology and psychopharmacology in the psychology department.

His areas of research include the hearing abilities of reptiles, the development and prevention of hearing loss caused by exposure to environmental noise, the origins and purpose of low-frequency auditory sensitivity in birds and the relationship between conditioned and unconditioned measures of hearing.

Hill’s talk will emphasize what is known about hearing in vertebrates, and why psychologists are crucial to determining survival value.


Source: Evan Hill, Assistant Professor Psychology, 308.865.8241,