Adult zebra finches rehearse highly variable song patterns during sleep

@inproceedings{Young2017AdultZF,
  title={Adult zebra finches rehearse highly variable song patterns during sleep},
  author={Brent Kevin Young and Gabriel B. Mindlin and Ezequiel M. Arneodo and Franz Goller},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2017}
}
Brain activity during sleep is fairly ubiquitous and the best studied possible function is a role in memory consolidation, including motor memory. One suggested mechanism of how neural activity effects these benefits is through reactivation of neurons in patterns resembling those of the preceding experience. The specific patterns of motor activation replayed during sleep are largely unknown for any system. Brain areas devoted to song production in the songbird brain exhibit spontaneous song… CONTINUE READING

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