Light flash stimulation alters the nightingale's singing style : Implications for song control mechanisms

@inproceedings{Riebel1997LightFS,
  title={Light flash stimulation alters the nightingale's singing style : Implications for song control mechanisms},
  author={Katharina Riebel and Dietmar Todt},
  year={1997}
}
To investigate decision processes during song performances in a species with a large repertoire and a versatile singing style we studied the characteristics of brief song interruptions in male nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos. Interruptions were induced experimentally by exposure to single light flashes. (1) The temporal positioning of stimuli within songs had no clear effect on the likelihood of a song interruption. (2) The delay between stimulus presentation and song interruption showed… CONTINUE READING

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