Increasing stereotypy in adult zebra finch song correlates with a declining rate of adult neurogenesis.

@article{Pytte2007IncreasingSI,
  title={Increasing stereotypy in adult zebra finch song correlates with a declining rate of adult neurogenesis.},
  author={Carolyn L. Pytte and Miles Gerson and Janet Miller and John R Kirn},
  journal={Developmental neurobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 13},
  pages={1699-720}
}
Adult neurogenesis is often correlated with learning new tasks, suggesting that a function of incorporating new neurons is to permit new memory formation. However, in the zebra finch, neurons are added to the song motor pathway throughout life, long after the initial song motor pattern is acquired by about 3 months of age. To explore this paradox, we examined the relationship between adult song structure and neuron addition using sensitive measures of song acoustic structure. We report that… CONTINUE READING

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