16 Aug 2022 - 18:00
The researchers recorded from neurons in different regions of a juvenile’s brain while a tutor sang to it. Neurons in two brain areas – the NCM and the LC –  were more active in response to the...
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16 Aug 2022 - 18:00
In learning to communicate, a good teacher is essential. Take zebra finches, for example. Juveniles of the species learn songs directly from a tutor – usually their father – through a social...
Type: Press release
16 Aug 2022 - 18:00
A juvenile zebra finch (right) learns songs from a tutor (left). Through this interaction, the tutor conveys not only the sounds of the song, but also that the song is important and needs to be...
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9 Dec 2016 - 17:25
Like humans learning to speak, juvenile birds learn to sing by mimicking vocalizations of adults of the same species during development. Juvenile birds preferentially learn the song of their own...
Type: Press release
9 Dec 2016 - 09:08
Like humans learning to speak, juvenile birds learn to sing by mimicking vocalizations of adults of the same species during development. Juvenile birds preferentially learn the song of their own...
Type: News Article
9 Dec 2016 - 09:04
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22 Jun 2016 - 00:00
Learning a first language is somewhat effortless. We start learning from our parents before we can even remember and the words and sounds are imprinted in our memory at an early age. Learning a new...
Type: Press release
26 Jan 2015 - 15:36
New research published by the Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit at the Okinawa Institute of...
Type: News Article
26 Jan 2015 - 15:22
Professor Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama
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26 Jan 2015 - 15:16
On the right you can see the regular uninhibited activity of the arcopalium in the zebra finch brain. After use of chemogenetic inhibition, there is a decrease in neuronal activity which in turn...
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17 Oct 2011 - 07:36
An amazing learning period occurs during the early lives of both humans and song birds. This period unfortunately disappears early in life and finding more about it could explain why learning a...
Type: News Article
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