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Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Adult Reproductive Life

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter considers a few selected examples of interactions of hormonal changes with brain plasticity in adult reproductive life. It briefly examines hormonal and brain plastic modifications ... More


Culture in Songbirds and Its Contribution to the Evolution of New Species

Darren E. Irwin

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

No discussion of culture would be complete without considering learned behaviors in non-human animals. This chapter gives a brief overview of cultural phenomena in a variety of vertebrates, focusing ... More


The Frustrating Equation

Juan Uriagereka

in Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces dynamical frustration and suggests a role for it in the neurophysiological substrate of language. To explore this possibility, linguistic structuring it presented from the ... More


Aromatase and Behavior: Concepts Gained from Studies of Aromatase in the Avian Brain

Barney Schlinger and Jacques Balthazart

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/9780199841196.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Avian studies have played a pivotal role in our appreciation of the importance of brain aromatization, the mechanics of neuroestrogen production, and the roles of neuroestrogens in organization of ... More


Brain Aromatase and Territorial Aggression Across the Seasons in Male Song Sparrows

Sarah A. Heimovics, H. Bobby Fokidis, and Kiran K. Soma

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/9780199841196.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Research on free-living songbirds has revealed novel and important insights into the various contexts in which 17β-estradiol (E2) activates aggressive behavior. In the Pacific Northwest, male song ... More


Humans and Other Animals

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on three types of animal that have played particular symbolic roles in poetry since Charles Darwin. In birds of prey, Robinson Jeffers, Ted Hughes, Richard Eberhart and others ... More


Song learning in birds: the relation between perception and production

FERNANDO NOTTEBOHM, ARTURO ALVAREZ-BUYLLA, JEFFREY CYNX, JOHN KIRN, CHANG-YING LING, MARTA NOTTEBOHM, ROBERT SUTER, AMANDA TOLLES, and HEATHER WILLIAMS

in Behavioural and Neural Aspects of Learning and Memory

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521983
eISBN:
9780191688492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521983.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The vocal control system of oscine songbirds has some perplexing properties — e.g. laterality, adult neurogenesis, neuronal replacement — that are not predicted by common views of how vocal learning ... More


The Comparative Psychology of Absolute Pitch

Ronald G. Weisman, Mitchel T. Williams, Jerome S. Cohen, Milan G. Njegovan, and Christopher B. Sturdy

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Absolute pitch (AP) is the ability to identify, classify, and memorize pitches without an external referent. Musical AP adds the further ... More


Hemispheric Asymmetry of Songbirds

Isabelle George

in The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0079
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter, which discusses the auditory asymmetries in songbirds, reviews the evidence of motor asymmetries in the production of song, and then evidence of asymmetries in the perception of song. ... More


Possible Precursors of Syntactic Components in Other Species

Hilliard Austin T. and White Stephanie A.

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

As a uniquely human phenotype, language appears to be a wholesale innovation whose evolutionary and neurobiological basis may be studied only using noninvasive techniques. Alternatively, the ... More


Contextual Sensitivity and Bird Song: A Basis for Social Life

Martine Hausberger, Laurence Henry, Benoît Testé, and Stéphanie Barbu

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents evidence from songbirds of evolutionary convergence with certain features of the vocal flexibility found in humans, addresses human communication skills as a reference, and ... More


More on the Cognitive Ecology of Song Communication and Song Learning in the Song Sparrow

Michael D. Beecher and John M. Burt (eds)

in Cognitive Ecology II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226169354
eISBN:
9780226169378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169378.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In later life This chapter presents an update on a long-term research program examining the rules that young song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) use to decide which songs to learn, retain, and later ... More


Dopamine and social cooperation

Richard J. Beninger

in Life's rewards: Linking dopamine, incentive learning, schizophrenia, and the mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198824091
eISBN:
9780191862755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824091.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Dopamine and social cooperation describes how, in humans, dopamine-innervated brain areas or cell body regions are activated during cooperative social interactions, suggesting that social stimuli may ... More


The Sexual Brain

Susan D. Healy

in Adaptation and the Brain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199546756
eISBN:
9780191886157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199546756.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Neurobiology

Morphological and behavioural differences between the sexes are ubiquitous across the animal kingdom. There is also good evidence for differences in some brain regions between males and females, in ... More


Hark! Nineteenth-Century Poetry and the Song of Birds

Daniel Karlin

in The Figure of the Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199213986
eISBN:
9780191803314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199213986.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers birdsong as a figure for poetry. It analyses Romantic and Victorian poems about birdsong, including Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘To a Skylark’, John Keats’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ... More


Estrogenic Regulation of Spatial Memory in Songbirds

David J. Bailey and Colin J. Saldanha

in Estrogens and Memory: Basic Research and Clinical Implications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190645908
eISBN:
9780190645922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645908.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Birds are excellent animal models in studies of cognition, neuroplasticity, neuroendocrinology, and sex differences in behavior. Experiments with diverse avian species have revealed a potent ... More


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