Acoustic parameters underlying the responses of song-specific neurons in the white-crowned sparrow

@inproceedings{Margoliash1983AcousticPU,
  title={Acoustic parameters underlying the responses of song-specific neurons in the white-crowned sparrow},
  author={Daniel J. Margoliash},
  booktitle={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1983}
}
  • D. Margoliash
  • Published in
    The Journal of neuroscience…
    1 May 1983
  • Psychology, Medicine
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 in one of the telencephalic nuclei controlling song have recently been shown to respond to acoustic stimuli. I investigated the auditory response properties of units in this nucleus using a technique that permitted great flexibility in manipulating complex stimuli such as song. A few of the units… 
Representation of the bird's own song in the canary HVC: contribution of broadly tuned neurons
TLDR
The neural strategy by which BOS structure is represented in the canary HVC may require something other than a strict representation of the repertoire of song components, and it is suggested that the individual's song could be coded, at least in part, by an ensemble of broadly tuned neurons.
Auditory representation of autogenous song in the song system of white-crowned sparrows.
  • D. Margoliash, M. Konishi
  • Biology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1985
TLDR
It is demonstrated that the entire population of auditory neurons in the HVc is selective for autogenous song, which can contribute to the ability to distinguish the fine differences among conspecific songs.
Development of neural selectivity for birdsong during vocal learning
  • S. Volman
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
  • 1993
TLDR
During song learning the response properties of HVC neurons appear to be dynamically modified, perhaps by auditory feedback from the bird's own vocalizations, both for song learning and for song perception in adult birds.
Preference for autogenous song by auditory neurons in a song system nucleus of the white-crowned sparrow
  • D. Margoliash
  • Biology, Medicine
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
  • 1986
TLDR
It is proposed that HVc auditory neurons may contribute to a bird's ability to discriminate among conspecific songs by acting as an “autogenous reference” during perception of those songs.
Neural auditory selectivity develops in parallel with song.
TLDR
It is reported that the auditory response of the song motor system and motor output are linked early in song development, indicating that selective tuning to BOS mirrors the vocalization that the bird is currently producing.
Temporal and harmonic combination-sensitive neurons in the zebra finch's HVc
  • D. Margoliash, E. Fortune
  • Psychology, Physics
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
  • 1992
TLDR
The results suggest that understanding the temporal dynamics of auditory responses in HVc may provide insight into neuronal circuits modified by song learning.
Song- and Order-Selective Neurons in the Songbird Anterior Forebrain and their Emergence during Vocal Development
  • A. Doupe
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The Journal of Neuroscience
  • 1997
TLDR
The auditory response properties of neurons in the anterior forebrain (AF) pathway of the songbird brain were investigated and provided one of the clearest examples of experience-dependent acquisition of complex stimulus selectivity.
Neural Systems for Individual Song Recognition in Adult Birds
  • T. Gentner
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 2004
TLDR
This chapter summarizes the research effort to identify the brain regions and mechanisms mediating individual song recognition in European starlings, a species of songbird, and suggests that the strength and tuning of high‐level auditory object representations are shaped by each animal's unique experience.
Song- and order-selective neurons develop in the songbird anterior forebrain during vocal learning.
TLDR
The anterior forebrain pathway of songbirds has an essential but poorly understood function during song learning, a process requiring auditory experience, and these neurons are one of the clearest examples of experience-dependent acquisition of complex stimulus selectivity.
Acoustic and neural bases for innate recognition of song.
TLDR
Although auditory neurons in the song nucleus HVc and the underlying neostriatum of fledglings did not prefer conspecific song over foreign song, some neurons responded strongly to particular phrase types characteristic of white-crowned sparrows and, thus, could contribute to innate song recognition.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 79 REFERENCES
An Experimental Analysis of the Parameters of Bird Song Eliciting Species Recognition
TLDR
During the summers of I967 I968 and I969, I studied the acoustical communication system of the Indigo Bunting by means of playback experiments, deciphering those properties of territorial song used in species identification.
Individual recognition by song in white-throated sparrows. III. Song features used in individual recognition
TLDR
Investigation of features of song important in recognition of neighbors by playing natural and altered songs to territorial male white-throated sparrows found that a change of more than 5 to 10% in pitch of the song, Pitch of the first note, and possibly pitch change between the first and second notes interfered with recognition of a neighbor's song.
Interaction between auditory and motor activities in an avian song control nucleus.
  • J. S. McCasland, M. Konishi
  • Medicine, Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1981
TLDR
It is shown that the song-correlated temporal pattern of neural activity persists even in the deaf bird, and in the normal bird, the activity pattern correlated with production of certain song elements can be clearly distinguished from the pattern of auditory responses to the same song elements.
Neural processing of vocalizations and artificial stimulin the medial geniculate body of squirrel monkey
TLDR
A comparison of absolute thresholds, response vigor, rate-level functions, binaural interactions, and spectral composition of effective stimuli confirmed that MGB cells process vocal stimuli and artificial stimuli in similar ways.
Multiple coding of species-specific vocalizations in the auditory cortex of squirrel monkeys.
TLDR
The results suggest that many neurons in the STG do not select between different classes of vocalizations according to presence or absence of simple acoustic features, and no vocalization is coded by one unique discharge pattern.
Auditory Environment and Vocal Development in Birds
Bird voice, a seemingly esoteric topic for scientific inquiry, is known to exhibit some of the most interesting phenomena of behavioral development such as the effects of sensory exposure,
INTER-POPULATIONAL SONG DIALECT DISCRIMINATION IN THE WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
The fact that song types vary among coastal California populations of the White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucoph ys nuttalli ) has been known for some time (Blanchard 1941). It was not until the
Auditory responses in the zebra finch's motor system for song
TLDR
Intracellular electrophysiological recordings combined with horseradish peroxidase staining of single cells has revealed neurons within one central nervous system vocal control nucleus, hyperstriatum ventrale, pars caudale that show responses to auditory stimuli.
Central control of song in the canary, Serinus canarius
TLDR
Central nervous pathways controlling bird son in the canary are traced using a combination of behavioral and anatomical techniques and direct connections were found onto the cells of the motor nucleus innervating the syrinx, the organ of song production.
Response patterns of single auditory neurons of the cat to species-specific vocalization.
TLDR
The neural process of the feature extraction from complex sounds is attributed to the synaptic mechanism of mutual inhibitory interactions, and the majority of neurons in AI of the cortex showed an integrative action.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...