Population differences in complexity of a learned skill are correlated with the brain space involved.

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The song of marsh wrens (Cistothorus palustris) is a learned trait passed on from generation to generation. Male marsh wrens from California and New York learn about 150 and 50 different songs apiece, respectively. The volumes of the hyperstriatum ventralis, pars caudalis and the robust nucleus of the archistriatum, two telencephalic nuclei involved in song… (More)

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@article{Canady1984PopulationDI, title={Population differences in complexity of a learned skill are correlated with the brain space involved.}, author={Richard Alan Canady and Donald E. Kroodsma and Fernando Nottebohm}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1984}, volume={81 19}, pages={6232-4} }