Song practice promotes acute vocal variability at a key stage of sensorimotor learning.

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Miller, JE; Hilliard, AT; White, SA;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 5,issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2797613, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008592
  • Subject: Research Article | Neuroscience/Neurodevelopment | Neuroscience | Evolutionary Biology/Animal Behavior | Neuroscience/Animal Cognition | Medicine | Neuroscience/Cognitive Neuroscience | Neuroscience/Motor Systems | Q | R | Neuroscience/Behavioral Neuroscience | Science
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | nervous system

Background: Trial by trial variability during motor learning is a feature encoded by the basal ganglia of both humans and songbirds, and is important for reinforcement of optimal motor patterns, including those that produce speech and birdsong. Given the many parallels ... View more