How the head of woodpeckers is adapted to their peculiar lifestyle has been the subject of much speculation and controversy. These birds are used as a model system for brain trauma prevention and shock absorption materials or devices like woodpecker-inspired helmets. Yet, studies on the pecking process in vivo are surprisingly rare. In this talk, I will present and discuss the results of my recent biomechanical analyses on this topic.
Meeting-ID: 989 6099 9390
Admission is always approx. 15 minutes before the start.
Prof. Dr. Sam van Wassenbergh, University of Antwerp, Belgium