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A molecular neuroethological approach for identifying and characterizing a cascade of behaviorally regulated genes.
(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 ...
Molecular mapping of movement-associated areas in the avian brain: a motor theory for vocal learning origin.
(PLoS One, 2008-03-12)
Vocal learning is a critical behavioral substrate for spoken human language. It is a rare trait found in three distantly related groups of birds-songbirds, hummingbirds, and parrots. These avian groups have remarkably similar ...
Early onset of deafening-induced song deterioration and differential requirements of the pallial-basal ganglia vocal pathway.
(Eur J Neurosci, 2008-12)
Similar to humans, songbirds rely on auditory feedback to maintain the acoustic and sequence structure of adult learned vocalizations. When songbirds are deafened, the learned features of song, such as syllable structure ...
The dusp1 immediate early gene is regulated by natural stimuli predominantly in sensory input neurons.
(J Comp Neurol, 2010-07-15)
Many immediate early genes (IEGs) have activity-dependent induction in a subset of brain subdivisions or neuron types. However, none have been reported yet with regulation specific to thalamic-recipient sensory neurons of ...
Specialized motor-driven dusp1 expression in the song systems of multiple lineages of vocal learning birds.
(PLoS One, 2012)
Mechanisms for the evolution of convergent behavioral traits are largely unknown. Vocal learning is one such trait that evolved multiple times and is necessary in humans for the acquisition of spoken language. Among birds, ...