Approaches to the mechanisms of song memorization and singing provide evidence for a procedural memory

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Hultsch Henrike; Todt Dietmar;
  • Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Ciências
  • Journal: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (issn: 0001-3765, eissn: 1678-2690)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S0001-37652004000200005
  • Subject: song sequencing | procedural memory | Q | memória procedural | aprendizagem do canto | seqüenciamento do canto | chunking | Science | memória de curto prazo | short-term memory | song learning

There is growing evidence that, during song learning, birds do not only acquire 'what to sing' (the inventory of behavior), but also 'how to sing' (the singing program), including order-features of song sequencing. Common Nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos acquire such ... View more