Song and Dance Man

Growing up in a gritty urban neighborhood, Erich Jarvis dreamed of becoming a ballet star. Now the scientist’s studies of how birds learn to sing are forging a new understanding of the human brain

What do dancing and scientific research have in common? "Creativity," says Jarvis (performing in high school in the early 1980s), and "hard work." (Erich Jarvis Collection)
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Jerry Adler is a senior editor at Newsweek specializing in science. Greg Foster, a freelancer based in Atlanta, took the photographs in our story last month about cricket in America.


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