The basal ganglia within a cognitive system in birds and mammals.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The primate basal ganglia are fundamental to Ackermann et al.'s proposal. However, primates and rodents are models for human cognitive functions involving basal ganglia circuits, and links between striatal function and vocal communication come from songbirds. We suggest that the proposal is better integrated in cognitive and/or motor theories on spoken language origins and with more analogous nonhuman animal models.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petkov, CI; Jarvis, ED

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 568 - 569

PubMed ID

  • 25514958

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4495319

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S0140525X13004160


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England