E F Foster

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Male zebra finches learn to sing during a restricted phase of juvenile development. Song learning is characterized by the progressive modification of unstable song vocalizations by juvenile birds during development, a process that leads to the production of stereotyped vocal patterns as birds reach adulthood. The medial magnocellular nucleus of the anterior(More)
Neuronal connections of the High Vocal Center (HVC), a cortical nucleus of songbirds necessary for learned vocal behavior, and the region adjacent to HVC called paraHVC (pHVC), were studied in adult and juvenile male zebra finches. Extremely small injections of fluorescent dextran amines or biocytin were made within subregions of HVC and pHVC to define the(More)
The medial magnocellular nucleus of the anterior neostriatum (mMAN) is a small cortical nucleus which was previously identified as a component of the neural circuitry controlling vocal behavior in songbirds based on its efferent connection to the High Vocal Center (HVC), a major song control nucleus (Nottebohm et al. [1982] J. Comp. Neurol. 207:344-357;(More)
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