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The field L complex is thought to be the highest auditory centre and the input in the song vocal nuclei. Different anatomical and functional subdivisions have been described in field L. Auditory neurons of field L are well activated by natural sounds and especially by species-specific sounds. A complex sound coding appears to exist in field L. However,(More)
Previous studies on starling song had shown that different categories of songs are produced and discriminated. In the present study, both playback experiments in the field and electrophysiological recordings of single cells in field L (main central auditory area) were used in order to understand the perceptual bases of category recognition. In both cases,(More)
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