The Auditory world of Birds

General References


General References

Marler, P &  Doupe AJ (2000) Singing in the brain PNAS 97:2965-2967
Nottebohm, F (2005) The Neural Basis of Birdsong PLoS Biol 3(5): e164
J Neurobiology (1997) volume 33 part 5 (a whole issue devoted to reviews of bird song)
Bottjer, SW (1997) Building a bird brain: Sculpting neural circuits for a learned behavior Bioessays 19:1109-1116
Prather  JF Mooney R (2004)  Neural correlates of learned song in the avian forebrain: simultaneous representation of self and others Curr Opin Neurobiol 14:496-502
Clayton, DF et al (2009) Integrating Genomes, Brain and Behavior Review in the Study of Songbirds Current Biology 19, R865–R873
Mooney, R (2009) Neurobiology of song learning Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 19:654-660
Moorman, S et al, (2011) From songs to synapses: Molecular mechanisms of birdsong memory Bioessays, 33:377–385


Marler, P (1991) Song learning behavior Trends Neurosci. 14:199-206
Nottebohm, F (1991) Reassessing the mechanisms and origins of vocal learning… Trends Neurosci. 14:206-211
Brenowitz EA (2004) Plasticity of the adult avian song control system. Ann NY Acad Sci 1016:560–585 


Doupe AJ (1997) Song- and Order-Selective Neurons in the Songbird Anterior Forebrain and their Emergence during Vocal Development J Neurosci 17:1147-1167
Solis & Doupe (2000) Compromised Neural Selectivity for Song in Birds with Impaired Sensorimotor Learning Neuron 25:109-121
Suthers RA & Margiolash D (2002) Motor control of birdsong Curr Opin Neurobiol  12:684-690

Owl hearing

General reviews

Konishi M (1993) Sci Am 268: 66-73
Konishi M (1993) J comp Physiol 173A: 3-7
Knudsen EI & Cohen YE  (1999) Maps versus clusters: different representations of auditory space in the midbrain and forebrain Trends neurosci 22:128-135
Konishi M (2000) Comp Biochem Physiol A126:459-469 (read the earlier reviews first!)
Köppl, C (2009) Evolution of sound localisation in land vertebrates Curr Biol 15:R635-R639

Specific References

Volman S & Konishi, M (1990) Brain Behav Evol 36:196-315
Moiseff, A (1989) J comp Physiol 164:629-636
Viete S. et al, (1997) J neurosci 17:1815-1824
Feldman DE & Knudsen EI (1997) J Neurosci 17:6820-6837
Wagner H et al (1997) Trends Neurosci. 20:583-588

Jeffress simulation

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