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Forebrain lesions disrupt development but not maintenance of song in passerine birds.
The magnocellular nucleus of the anterior neostriatum is a forebrain nucleus of passerine birds that accumulates testosterone and makes monosynaptic connections with other telencephalic nuclei thatExpand
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Axonal connections of a forebrain nucleus involved with vocal learning in zebra finches
Connections of a telencephalic vocal‐control nucleus, the lateral magnocellular nucleus of the anterior neostriatum (lMAN), were studied in adult male zebra finches. Anterograde transport ofExpand
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Ontogeny of brain nuclei controlling song learning and behavior in zebra finches
An anatomically discrete system of interconnected brain nuclei controls production of learned song patterns in adult male zebra finches (Poephila guttata). The corresponding nuclei in females, who doExpand
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An immunohistochemical and pathway tracing study of the striatopallidal organization of area X in the male zebra finch
Area X is a nucleus within songbird basal ganglia that is part of the anterior forebrain song learning circuit. It receives cortical song‐related input and projects to the dorsolateral medial nucleusExpand
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The distribution of tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity in the brains of male and female zebra finches.
  • S. Bottjer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of neurobiology
  • 1993
A system of brain nuclei controls song learning and behavior in zebra finches (Poephila guttata). The size of song-control nuclei are much larger in males, which sing, than in females, which do notExpand
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Axonal connections of the medial magnocellular nucleus of the anterior neostriatum in zebra finches
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 inExpand
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Neurotrophins Suppress Apoptosis Induced by Deafferentation of an Avian Motor-Cortical Region
Studies of the developing nervous system led to the general view that growth factors promote neuronal survival in a “retrograde” manner. For example, release of NGF from postsynaptic peripheralExpand
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Chronic testosterone treatment impairs vocal learning in male zebra finches during a restricted period of development
  • S. Korsia, S. Bottjer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
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To study the effects of chronic exposure to testosterone on song behavior development, we administered various amounts of testosterone to juvenile male zebra finches during different periods of songExpand
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Topographic organization of a forebrain pathway involved with vocal learning in zebra finches
A serial pathway from a thalamic nucleus (DLM; the medial portion of the dorsolateral nucleus of the anterior thalamus) to a cortical region (lMAN; the lateral magnocellular nucleus of the anteriorExpand
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Lesions of a telencephalic nucleus in male zebra finches: Influences on vocal behavior in juveniles and adults.
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 birdsExpand
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