Dissociation between extension of the sensitive period for avian vocal learning and dendritic spine loss in the song nucleus lMAN

  title={Dissociation between extension of the sensitive period for avian vocal learning and dendritic spine loss in the song nucleus lMAN},
  author={J. Heinrich and K. Nordeen and E. Nordeen},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
  • J. Heinrich, K. Nordeen, E. Nordeen
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • Several instances of early learning coincide with significant rearrangements of neural connections in regions contributing to these behaviors. In fact developmentally restricted learning may be constrained temporally by the opportunity for experience to selectively maintain appropriate synapses amidst the elimination of exuberant connections. Consistent with this notion, during the normal sensitive period for vocal learning in zebra finches (Taenopygia guttata), there is a decline in the… CONTINUE READING
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