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Anterior Forebrain Neurons Develop Selectivity by an Intermediate Stage of Birdsong Learning
Auditory neurons of the anterior forebrain (AF) in adult zebra finches are highly selective for the bird’s own song (BOS): they respond more to BOS than to songs of other zebra finches (conspecifics)Expand
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Contributions of Tutor and Bird’s Own Song Experience to Neural Selectivity in the Songbird Anterior Forebrain
Auditory neurons of the anterior forebrain (AF) of zebra finches become selective for song during song learning. In adults, these neurons respond more to the bird’s own song (BOS) than to the songsExpand
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Song selectivity and sensorimotor signals in vocal learning and production.
Bird song, like human speech, is a learned vocal behavior that requires auditory feedback. Both as juveniles, while they learn to sing, and as adults, songbirds use auditory feedback to compare theirExpand
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Acoustic and neural bases for innate recognition of song.
In behavior reminiscent of the responsiveness of human infants to speech, young songbirds innately recognize and prefer to learn the songs of their own species. The acoustic and physiological basesExpand
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Song- and order-selective neurons develop in the songbird anterior forebrain during vocal learning.
The anterior forebrain (AF) pathway of songbirds has an essential but poorly understood function during song learning, a process requiring auditory experience. Consistent with a role in processingExpand
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Compromised Neural Selectivity for Song in Birds with Impaired Sensorimotor Learning
Anterior forebrain (AF) neurons become selective for song as songbirds learn to produce a copy of a memorized tutor song. We report that development of selectivity is compromised when birds areExpand
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Noradrenergic modulation of activity in a vocal control nucleus in vitro.
Norepinephrine (NE) can profoundly modulate sensory processing, but its effect on motor function is less well understood. Birdsong is a learned behavior involving sensory and motor processes that areExpand
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Rhythmic Activity in a Forebrain Vocal Control Nucleus In Vitro
The learned vocalizations of songbirds constitute a rhythmic behavior that is thought to be governed by a central pattern generator and that is accompanied by highly patterned neural activity. PhasicExpand
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Cellular, Circuit, and Synaptic Mechanisms in Song Learning
Abstract: Songbirds, much like humans, learn their vocal behavior, and must be able to hear both themselves and others to do so. Studies of the brain areas involved in singing and song learning couldExpand
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Adult Neurogenesis in Songbirds A Tale of Two Neurons
the HVC neurons that project to RA (HVC→RA) and those that project to X (HVC→X) are intermingled within HVC, they are quite distinct from each other in terms of neuro-genesis: HVC→RA neurons areExpand
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