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    • 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 ...
    • Comparative genomics reveals molecular features unique to the songbird lineage. 

      Wirthlin, Morgan; Lovell, Peter V; Jarvis, Erich D; Mello, Claudio V (BMC Genomics, 2014-12-13)
      BACKGROUND: Songbirds (oscine Passeriformes) are among the most diverse and successful vertebrate groups, comprising almost half of all known bird species. Identifying the genomic innovations that might be associated with ...
    • Convergent transcriptional specializations in the brains of humans and song-learning birds. 

      Pfenning, Andreas R; Hara, Erina; Whitney, Osceola; Rivas, Miriam V; Wang, Rui; Roulhac, Petra L; Howard, Jason T; ... (25 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      Song-learning birds and humans share independently evolved similarities in brain pathways for vocal learning that are essential for song and speech and are not found in most other species. Comparisons of brain transcriptomes ...
    • Induction of hippocampal long-term potentiation during waking leads to increased extrahippocampal zif-268 expression during ensuing rapid-eye-movement sleep. 

      Ribeiro, Sidarta; Mello, Claudio V; Velho, Tarciso; Gardner, Timothy J; Jarvis, Erich D; Pavlides, Constantine (J Neurosci, 2002-12-15)
      Rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep plays a key role in the consolidation of memories acquired during waking (WK). The search for mechanisms underlying that role has revealed significant correlations in the patterns of neuronal ...
    • 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 In particular, the outdated terminology implies that most ...
    • Songbirds and the revised avian brain nomenclature. 

      Reiner, Anton; Perkel, David J; Mello, Claudio V; Jarvis, Erich D (Ann N Y Acad Sci, 2004-06)
      It has become increasingly clear that the standard nomenclature for many telencephalic and related brainstem structures of the avian brain is based on flawed once-held assumptions of homology to mammalian brain structures, ...
    • The genome of a songbird. 

      Warren, Wesley C; Clayton, David F; Ellegren, Hans; Arnold, Arthur P; Hillier, Ladeana W; Künstner, Axel; Searle, Steve; ... (82 authors) (Nature, 2010-04-01)
      The zebra finch is an important model organism in several fields with unique relevance to human neuroscience. Like other songbirds, the zebra finch communicates through learned vocalizations, an ability otherwise documented ...
    • VOCALIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS OF THE SOMBRE HUMMINGBIRD (APHANTOCHROA CIRRHOCHLORIS) AND THE RUFOUS-BREASTED HERMIT (GLAUCIS HIRSUTUS). 

      Ferreira, Adriana RJ; Smulders, Tom V; Sameshima, Koichi; Mello, Claudio V; Jarvis, Erich D (Auk, 2006-10)
      Vocal behavior in tropical hummingbirds is a new area of study. Here, we present findings on the vocalizations and associated behaviors of two species: Sombre Hummingbird (Aphantochroa cirrhochloris) and Rufous-breasted ...
    • Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. 

      Jarvis, Erich D; Mirarab, Siavash; Aberer, Andre J; Li, Bo; Houde, Peter; Li, Cai; Ho, Simon YW; ... (106 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      To better determine the history of modern birds, we performed a genome-scale phylogenetic analysis of 48 species representing all orders of Neoaves using phylogenomic methods created to handle genome-scale data. We recovered ...