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Temporal Hierarchical Control of Singing in Birds
Songs of birds comprise hierarchical sets of vocal gestures. In zebra finches, songs include notes and syllables (groups of notes) delivered in fixed sequences. During singing, premotor neurons inExpand
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Acoustic parameters underlying the responses of song-specific neurons in the white-crowned sparrow
  • D. Margoliash
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 1 May 1983
Songbirds such as the white-crowned sparrow memorize the song of conspecific adults during a critical period early in life and later in life develop song by utilizing auditory feedback. Neurons inExpand
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Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds
Humans regularly produce new utterances that are understood by other members of the same language community. Linguistic theories account for this ability through the use of syntactic rules (orExpand
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Preference for autogenous song by auditory neurons in a song system nucleus of the white-crowned sparrow
  • D. Margoliash
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 1 June 1986
Neuronal activity in the hyperstriatum ventrale, pars caudale (HVc) is associated with and necessary for the production of song by songbirds. HVc neurons also respond to acoustic stimuli. The presentExpand
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Song replay during sleep and computational rules for sensorimotor vocal learning.
Songbirds learn a correspondence between vocal-motor output and auditory feedback during development. For neurons in a motor cortex analog of adult zebra finches, we show that the timing andExpand
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Parallel pathways and convergence onto HVc and adjacent neostriatum of adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
The structure and connectivity of the forebrain nucleus HVc, a site of sensorimotor integration in the song control system of oscine birds, were investigated in adult zebra finches. HVc in malesExpand
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Gradual Emergence of Song Selectivity in Sensorimotor Structures of the Male Zebra Finch Song System
Birdsong is a model system for understanding how motor and sensory information interact to coordinate behavior. Neurons in one potential site of sensorimotor integration, the forebrain nucleus HVc,Expand
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Cytoarchitectonic organization and morphology of cells of the field L complex in male zebra finches (taenopygia guttata)
The organization of the field L complex, a thalamorecipient auditory region in the telencephalon of birds, was examined in Nissl and Golgi preparations of male zebra finches (Taenopygia guttata). TheExpand
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Temporal and harmonic combination-sensitive neurons in the zebra finch's HVc
Song learning shapes the response properties of auditory neurons in the song system to become highly selective for the individual bird's own (“autogenous”) song. The auditory representation ofExpand
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State and neuronal class-dependent reconfiguration in the avian song system.
Sensory systems may adapt to behavioral requirements through state-dependent changes. In the forebrain song-system nucleus HVc of zebra finches, state-dependent auditory responses have been describedExpand
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