Interaction between auditory and motor activities in an avian song control nucleus.

@article{McCasland1981InteractionBA,
  title={Interaction between auditory and motor activities in an avian song control nucleus.},
  author={J. S. McCasland and Mark Konishi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1981},
  volume={78 12},
  pages={
          7815-9
        }
}
  • J. S. McCasland, M. Konishi
  • Published 1 December 1981
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Discrete telencephalic nuclei HVc (hyperstriatum ventrale, pars caudale) and RA (nucleus robustus archistriatalis) have been implicated by lesion studies in the control of vocalization in songbirds. We demonstrate directly the role of HVc in vocalization by presenting neuronal recordings taken from HVc of singing birds. Intracellular recordings from anesthetized birds have shown that many neurons in HVc respond to auditory stimuli. We confirm this result in the extracellular recordings from… 

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