Dissociable effects of social context on song and doublecortin immunoreactivity in male canaries.

@article{Alward2014DissociableEO,
  title={Dissociable effects of social context on song and doublecortin immunoreactivity in male canaries.},
  author={Beau A Alward and Wade D. Mayes and Katherine Y. Peng and Tyler J Stevenson and Jacques Balthazart and Gregory F Ball},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={2941-7}
}
Variation in environmental factors such as day length and social context greatly affects reproductive behavior and the brain areas that regulate these behaviors. One such behavior is song in songbirds, which males use to attract a mate during the breeding season. In these species the absence of a potential mate leads to an increase in the number of songs produced, while the presence of a mate greatly diminishes singing. Interestingly, although long days promote song behavior, producing song… CONTINUE READING
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