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

      Wada, Kazuhiro; Howard, Jason T; McConnell, Patrick; Whitney, Osceola; Lints, Thierry; Rivas, Miriam V; Horita, Haruhito; ... (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. 

      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 ...
    • FoxP2 expression in avian vocal learners and non-learners. 

      Haesler, Sebastian; Wada, Kazuhiro; Nshdejan, A; Morrisey, Edward E; Lints, Thierry; Jarvis, Eric D; Scharff, Constance (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 ...
    • 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 ...