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    • Assessing visual requirements for social context-dependent activation of the songbird song system. 

      Hara, Erina; Kubikova, Lubica; Hessler, Neal A; Jarvis, Erich D (Proc Biol Sci, 2009-01-22)
      Social context has been shown to have a profound influence on brain activation in a wide range of vertebrate species. Best studied in songbirds, when males sing undirected song, the level of neural activity and expression ...
    • Avian brains and a new understanding of vertebrate brain evolution. 

      Jarvis, Erich D; Güntürkün, Onur; Bruce, Laura; Csillag, András; Karten, Harvey; Kuenzel, Wayne; Medina, Loreta; ... (30 authors) (Nat Rev Neurosci, 2005-02)
      We believe that names have a powerful influence on the experiments we do and the way in which we think. For this reason, and in the light of new evidence about the function and evolution of the vertebrate brain, an international ...
    • Basal ganglia function, stuttering, sequencing, and repair in adult songbirds. 

      Kubikova, Lubica; Bosikova, Eva; Cvikova, Martina; Lukacova, Kristina; Scharff, Constance; Jarvis, Erich D (Sci Rep, 2014-10-13)
      A pallial-basal-ganglia-thalamic-pallial loop in songbirds is involved in vocal motor learning. Damage to its basal ganglia part, Area X, in adult zebra finches has been noted to have no strong effects on song and its function ...
    • Dopamine receptors in a songbird brain. 

      Kubikova, Lubica; Wada, Kazuhiro; Jarvis, Erich D (J Comp Neurol, 2010-03-15)
      Dopamine is a key neuromodulatory transmitter in the brain. It acts through dopamine receptors to affect changes in neural activity, gene expression, and behavior. In songbirds, dopamine is released into the striatal song ...
    • Global view of the functional molecular organization of the avian cerebrum: mirror images and functional columns. 

      Jarvis, Erich D; Yu, Jing; Rivas, Miriam V; Horita, Haruhito; Feenders, Gesa; Whitney, Osceola; Jarvis, Syrus C; ... (19 authors) (J Comp Neurol, 2013-11)
      Based on quantitative cluster analyses of 52 constitutively expressed or behaviorally regulated genes in 23 brain regions, we present a global view of telencephalic organization of birds. The patterns of constitutively expressed ...
    • Revised nomenclature for avian telencephalon and some related brainstem nuclei. 

      Reiner, Anton; Perkel, David J; Bruce, Laura L; Butler, Ann B; Csillag, András; Kuenzel, Wayne; Medina, Loreta; ... (29 authors) (J Comp Neurol, 2004-05-31)
      The standard nomenclature that has been used for many telencephalic and related brainstem structures in birds is based on flawed assumptions of homology to mammals. In particular, the outdated terminology implies that most ...
    • Role of the midbrain dopaminergic system in modulation of vocal brain activation by social context. 

      Hara, Erina; Kubikova, Lubica; Hessler, Neal A; Jarvis, Erich D (Eur J Neurosci, 2007-06)
      In a well-studied model of social behaviour, male zebra finches sing directed song to court females and undirected song, used possibly for practice or advertisement. Although the two song types are similar, the level of ...