Rad Scientist
Rad Scientist
Sep 16, 2020
Vocal Chops
Play • 20 min
Daril Brown wants to build vocal neuroprostheses, or devices that use brain signals to recreate speech. He tests his methods using zebra finches, who learn their songs through childhood. As a Black researcher in a field lacking diversity, he describes adjusting his own speech patterns to avoid being perceived as a threat in white academic spaces, an irony that does not escape him.

Twitter handle: @darilbrown

Episode Music:
Rad Scientist Theme Motif - Grant Fisher
Tender and Curious - Podington Bear
Old Dancehouse - Lobo Loco
Hedgeliner -Blue Dot Sessions
The Secret to Growing Up - Lee Rosevere
Oriel - Blue Dot Sessions
Um Pepino - Blue Dot Sessions
Moonrise -Chad Crouch
I’m Going For a Coffee - Lee Rosevere
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