Altered Auditory BOLD Response to Conspecific Birdsong in Zebra Finches with Stuttered Syllables

@article{Voss2010AlteredAB,
  title={Altered Auditory BOLD Response to Conspecific Birdsong in Zebra Finches with Stuttered Syllables},
  author={Henning U. Voss and Delanthi Salgado-Commissariat and Santosh A. Helekar},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2010},
  volume={5}
}
How well a songbird learns a song appears to depend on the formation of a robust auditory template of its tutor's song. Using functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging we examine auditory responses in two groups of zebra finches that differ in the type of song they sing after being tutored by birds producing stuttering-like syllable repetitions in their songs. We find that birds that learn to produce the stuttered syntax show attenuated blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) responses to… 
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