Dopaminergic system in birdsong learning and maintenance.

  title={Dopaminergic system in birdsong learning and maintenance.},
  author={Lubica Kubikova and Lubor Kost{\'a}l},
  journal={Journal of chemical neuroanatomy},
  volume={39 2},
Dopamine function in birdsong has been studied extensively in recent years. Several song and auditory nuclei are innervated by midbrain dopaminergic fibers and contain neurons with various dopamine receptors. During sexually motivated singing, activity of midbrain dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area and dopamine release in the striatal Area X, involved in song learning and maintenance, are higher. In this review we provide an overview of the dopaminergic system and… CONTINUE READING