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

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

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x13004160

Language

  • eng