Neurobiology of song learning.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Birdsong is a culturally transmitted behavior that depends on a juvenile songbird's ability to imitate the song of an adult tutor. Neurobiological studies of birdsong can reveal how a complex form of imitative learning, which bears strong parallels to human speech learning, can be understood at the level of underlying circuit, cellular, and synaptic mechanisms. This review focuses on recent studies that illuminate the neurobiological mechanisms for singing and song learning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mooney, R

Published Date

  • December 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 654 - 660

PubMed ID

  • 19892546

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5066577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-6882

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.conb.2009.10.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England