Identification and analysis of vocal communication pathways in birds through inducible gene expression

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Abstract

The immediate-early gene zenk is an activity-dependent gene highly induced in auditory processing or vocal motor control brain areas when birds engage in hearing or producing song, respectively. Studies of the expression of zenk in songbirds and other avian groups will be reviewed here briefly, with a focus on how this analysis has generated new insights on the brain pathways and mechanisms involved in perceptual and motor aspects of vocal communication and vocal learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalAnais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Auditory
  • Birdsong
  • Learning
  • Songbird
  • Zenk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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