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    • A molecular neuroethological approach for identifying and characterizing a cascade of behaviorally regulated genes. 

      Carninci, P; Haesler, S; Hagiwara, M; Hayashizaki, Y; Hirozane-Kishikawa, T; Horita, H; Howard, JT; ... (20 authors) (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2006-10-10)
      Songbirds have one of the most accessible neural systems for the study of brain mechanisms of behavior. However, neuroethological studies in songbirds have been limited by the lack of high-throughput molecular resources ...
    • Basal ganglia function, stuttering, sequencing, and repair in adult songbirds. 

      Bosikova, E; Cvikova, M; Jarvis, Erich David; Kubikova, L; Lukacova, K; Scharff, C (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 ...
    • For whom the bird sings: context-dependent gene expression. 

      Grossman, Matthew R; Jarvis, Erich David; Nottebohm, F; Ramos, JA; Scharff, C (Neuron, 1998-10)
      Male zebra finches display two song behaviors: directed and undirected singing. The two differ little in the vocalizations produced but greatly in how song is delivered. "Directed" song is usually accompanied by a courtship ...
    • FoxP2 expression in avian vocal learners and non-learners. 

      Haesler, S; Jarvis, Erich David; Lints, T; Morrisey, EE; Nshdejan, A; Scharff, C; Wada, K (J Neurosci, 2004-03-31)
      Most vertebrates communicate acoustically, but few, among them humans, dolphins and whales, bats, and three orders of birds, learn this trait. FOXP2 is the first gene linked to human speech and has been the target of positive ...
    • Selective expression of insulin-like growth factor II in the songbird brain. 

      Chong, C; Grossman, Matthew R; Holzenberger, M; Jarvis, Erich David; Nottebohm, F; Scharff, C (J Neurosci, 1997-09-15)
      Neuronal replacement occurs in the forebrain of juvenile and adult songbirds. To address the molecular processes that govern this replacement, we cloned the zebra finch insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) cDNA, a factor ...
    • Site-specific retinoic acid production in the brain of adult songbirds. 

      Denisenko-Nehrbass, NI; Jarvis, Erich David; Mello, CV; Nottebohm, F; Scharff, C (Neuron, 2000-08)
      The song system of songbirds, a set of brain nuclei necessary for song learning and production, has distinctive morphological and functional properties. Utilizing differential display, we searched for molecular components ...
    • The genome of a songbird. 

      Adam, I; Arnold, AP; Backström, N; Balakrishnan, CN; Batzer, MA; Birkhead, T; Blatti, Charles A; ... (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 ...