This week Cara and Chris chat with Dr. Eileen Hebets, a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hebets discusses her research on spider communication and how these same techniques can be applied to better understand communication in humans and other animals.

Follow Dr. Hebets on twitter @hebets_lab, on Facebook at, and check out her lab website at

You can find the papers referenced in the episode here:

“A systems approach to animal communication”,…b.2015.2889

“Complex signal function: Developing a framework of testable hypotheses”,…=bioscihebets

Also, enjoy this spider dance video:

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