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Bird Brains, Social Contact, and Song

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the evolution of bird brain, social contact, and birdsong. Communicative capabilities are widespread, whether in song or through other forms of intimate social contact. One ... More


How postdispersal social environment may influence acoustic variation in birdsong

David E. Gammon

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter assesses the potential for postdispersal environments to influence song structure in the fee-bee of black-capped chickadees. This call is remarkably stereotyped throughout much of the ... More


Status signaling and communication networks in chickadees: Complex communication with a simple song

Daniel J. Mennill and Ken A. Otter

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Black-capped chickadees produce a large variety of calls, including the versatile gargle call and the namesake chick-a-dee call. In contrast to these complex calls, the song of black-capped ... More


Calling Forth a Voice

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Many of Mahler's works begin with a process by which a musical voice is summoned out of an essentially distant and mysterious nature. The openings of the First and Third symphonies provide examples. ... More


Creativity in singing: Universality and sensitive developmental periods?

Annabel J. Cohen

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the definition of creativity in singing. It then highlights the uniqueness of this human ability by contrasting it with the absence of creativity in ... More


Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Michael A. Arbib (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Through four key themes, this book explores the relationships between language, music, and the brain and the crosstalk between them: (a) song and dance as a bridge between music and language; (b) ... More


The Nature of Art

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

This chapter proposes that art is pan-cultural and found in every epoch, including prehistory, and rejects the idea that art is confined to recent European culture. “Cluster” accounts, which list ... More


Neuroanatomical Distribution of Aromatase in Birds: Cellular and Subcellular Analyses

Colin J. Saldanha, Luke Remage-Healey, and Barney A. Schlinger

in Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841196
eISBN:
9780199979837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter reviews the contribution of avian studies towards our understanding of the constitutive provision of estrogens within the brain. The chapter first summarizes numerous studies describing ... More


Evolving the Language-and Music- Ready Brain

Michael A. Arbib and Atsushi Iriki

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter focuses on the evolution of the language-ready brain, offering triadic niche construction as the framework in which to see the interaction between the environmental niche, the cognitive ... More


Birdsong and Other Animal Models for Human Speech, Song, and Vocal Learning

W. Tecumseh Fitch and Erich D. Jams

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter highlights the similarities and differences between learned song, in birds and other animal models, and speech and song in humans, by reviewing the comparative biology of birdsong and ... More


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