Anatomical and synaptic substrates for avian song learning.

  title={Anatomical and synaptic substrates for avian song learning.},
  author={Kathy W. Nordeen and Ernest J. Nordeen},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  volume={33 5},
In songbirds, vocal learning occurs during periods of major cellular and synaptic change. This neural reorganization includes massive synaptogenesis associated with the addition of new neurons into the vocal motor pathway, as well as pruning of connections between song regions. These observations, coupled with behavioral evidence that song development… CONTINUE READING