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  Michael J. Owren received his B.A. in Psychology from Reed College, and his Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (2011), as well as the Association for Psychological Science (2011). Following a National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctor- al fellowship jointly sponsored at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California-Davis, Michael held faculty positions at the University of Colorado at Denver, Reed College, and Cornell University. He is currently an Associate Professor in Psychology at Georgia State University, where he is also Chair of the Cognitive Sciences program. Broadly stated, his research focuses on the role of acoustic structure and communicative function in the evolution of both human and nonhuman vocalizations, particularly including primate calls, emotion-trig- gered human vocalizations such as spontaneous laughter, and human speech. Michael has been a Consulting Editor for Psychological Science and the Journal of Comparative Psychology, and is currently an Associate Editor for Emotion Review and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Bioacoustics). 34 Acoustics Today, October 2011 

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