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ERIC Number: EJ902376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0093-934X
Mechanisms of Song Perception in Oscine Birds
Knudsen, Daniel P.; Gentner, Timothy Q.
Brain and Language, v115 n1 p59-68 Oct 2010
Songbirds share a number of parallels with humans that make them an attractive model system for studying the behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms that underlie the learning and processing of vocal communication signals. Here we review the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms of audition in birds, and emphasize the behavioral and neural basis of song recognition. Where appropriate, we point out a number of intersections with human vocal communication behavior that suggest common mechanisms amenable to further study, and limitations of birdsong as a model for human language. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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