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Convergent differential regulation of SLIT-ROBO axon guidance genes in the brains of vocal learners.
(J Comp Neurol, 2015-04-15)
Only a few distantly related mammals and birds have the trait of complex vocal learning, which is the ability to imitate novel sounds. This ability is critical for speech acquisition and production in humans, and is attributed ...
Of mice, birds, and men: the mouse ultrasonic song system has some features similar to humans and song-learning birds.
(PLoS One, 2012)
Humans and song-learning birds communicate acoustically using learned vocalizations. The characteristic features of this social communication behavior include vocal control by forebrain motor areas, a direct cortical projection ...