Interruption of a basal ganglia–forebrain circuit prevents plasticity of learned vocalizations

@article{Brainard2000InterruptionOA,
  title={Interruption of a basal ganglia–forebrain circuit prevents plasticity of learned vocalizations},
  author={M. Brainard and A. Doupe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={762-766}
}
  • M. Brainard, A. Doupe
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Birdsong, like speech, is a learned vocal behaviour that relies greatly on hearing; in both songbirds and humans the removal of auditory feedback by deafening leads to a gradual deterioration of adult vocal production. Here we investigate the neural mechanisms that contribute to the processing of auditory feedback during the maintenance of song in adult zebra finches. We show that the deleterious effects on song production that normally follow deafening can be prevented by a second insult to… CONTINUE READING
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