Journal Club


"Evolution of diapause in the African turquoise killifish by remodeling the ancient gene regulatory landscape"

Singh et al., 

Cell (2024)



"Vocal learning-associated convergent evolution in mammalian proteins and regulatory elements."

Wirthlin et al., 

Science (2024)


-May/2, 9& 16/2024

"Cellular profiling of a recently-evolved social behavior in cichlid fishes"

Zachary V. Johnson et al., 

Nature Communications (2023)



"Interindividual variation in human cortical cell type abundance and expression"

JOHANSEN et al., 

Science (2023)


- September/29 & October3/2022

"Discrete Evaluative and Premotor Circuits Enable Vocal Learning in Songbirds"

Kearney et al., 

Neuron (2019)


"Multimodality during live tutoring is relevant for vocal learning in zebra finches"

Judith M.Varkevisser et al.

Animal Behaviour (2022)



"Neural dynamics underlying birdsong practice and performance "

Jonnathan Singh Alvarado..., John Pearson & Richard Mooney

Nature (2021) 


- December/13/2021

"Plasticity of stereotyped birdsong driven by chronic manipulation of cortical-basal ganglia activity. "

Moorman S, Ahn JR, and Kao MH.

Current Biology  31:2619-2632. (2021) 


- November/15/2021

"Intrinsic neuronal properties represent song and error in zebra finch vocal learning." 

Daou, Arij, and Daniel Margoliash. 

Nature communications 11 (2020): 1-17.


154) April/9/2018 by Miguel

"A Basal Ganglia Circuit Sufficient to GuideBirdsong Learning"

Lei Xiao et al.

Neuron (2018)


153) July/30/2017 by Suzuki Y

"Skill Learning Modulates RNA Pol II Poising at Immediate Early Genes in the Adult Striatum"

Pedro Galvão-Ferreira et al.

eNeuro (2017)


152) July/10/2017 by Shibata

"Unstable neurons underlie a stable learned behavior"

William A Liberti et al.

Nature Neuroscience (2016)


151) April/24/2017 by Wang

"The genetic basis of parental care evolution in

monogamous mice"

Bendesky A et al.

Nature (2017)


150) April/17/2017 by Asogwa

"Mind the gap: Neural coding of species identity in birdsong prosody"

Araki M et al.

Science (2016)


149)March/21/2017 by Nakagawa

"Evidence from pyrosequencing indicates that naturalvariation in animal personality is associated with DRD4DNA methylation"


Molecular Ecology (2016)


148)March/14/2017 by Ishigouoka

"Recent postglacial range expansion drivesthe rapid diversification of a songbird lineagein the genus Junco"

Mila´ et al.

Proc. R. Soc. B (2007)


147) February/20/2017 by Ki

"Dopamine neurons encodeperformance error in singing birds"

Gadagkar et al.

Science (2016)


146) January/30/2017 by Wu

"Dynamics of the VocalImitation Process: How a ZebraFinch Learns Its Song"

Tchernichovski et al.

Science (2001)


145) January/16/2017 by Wada

"Evolution of Osteocrin as an activity-regulated factor in the primate brain"

Ataman B et al.

Nature (2016)

144) January/10/2017 by Wang

"Long Noncoding RNA-Directed EpigeneticRegulation of Gene Expression Is AssociatedWith Anxiety-like Behavior in Mice"

Spadaro et al.

Biological Psychiatry (2015)


143) January/16/20167 by Wada

"Evolution of Osteocrin as an activity-regulated factor in the primate brain"

Ataman B et al.

Nature (2016)


142) December/19/2016 by Hayase

"A neural circuit mechanism for regulatingvocal variability during song learning inzebra finches"

Garst-Orozco et al.

eLIFE (2014)


141) November/28/2016 by Miguel

"In Situ Transcription Profiling of Single Cells Reveals Spatial Organization of Cells in the Mouse Hippocampus"

Shah et al.

Neuron (2016)


140) October/31/2016 by Wang

"Random Monoallelic Gene Expression Increases upon Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation"

Eckersley-Maslin et al.

Developmental Cell (2014)


139) October/17/2016 by Asogwa

"Neuromodulatory Regulation of Behavioral Individuality in Zebrafish"

Pantoja et al.

Neuron (2016)


138) September/12/2016 by Wada

"Experience-Dependent Plasticity Drives Individual Differences in Pheromone-Sensing Neurons"

Xu et al.

Neuron (2016)


137) August/22/2016 by Hayase

"Memory retrieval by activating engram cells in mouse models of early Alzheimer’s disease"

Dheeraj S. Roy et al.

Sience (2015)


136) August/8/2016 by Ishigouoka

"A Simple Genetic Architecture Underlies Morphological
Variation in Dogs"

Bouko et al.

PLoS Bio (2010)


135) July/25/2016 by Nakagawa

"Experience Modulates the Effects of Histone DeacetylaseInhibitors on Gene and Protein Expression in theHippocampus: Impaired Plasticity in Aging"

Sewal S et al.

Journal of Neurosci (2015)


134) July/4/2016 by Wu

"Mechanisms underlying the social enhancement of vocal learning in songbirds"

Chen Y et al.

PNAS (2016)


133) June/6&13/2016 by Wang

"Epigenetic (re)programming of caste-specific behavior in the ant Camponotus floridanus"

Simola et al.

Science (2016)


132) April/18/2016 by Asogwa

"Focal expression of mutant huntingtin in the songbirdbasal ganglia disrupts cortico-basal ganglia networksand vocal sequences"

Tanaka et al.

PNAS (2016)


131) April/4/2016 by Hayase

"Transgenic songbirds with suppressed or enhanced activity of CREB transcription factor"

Abe et al.

PNAS (2015)


130) March/28/2016 by Furukawa

"Experimental evidence for compositional syntax in

bird calls."

Toshitaka N. Suzuki et al.

Nature Communication (2016)


129) March/14/2016 by Wada

"Activity-Induced DNA Breaks Govern the Expressionof Neuronal Early-Response Genes"

Ram Madabhushi et al.

Cell (2015)


128) February/22/2016 by Miguel

 "Inhibition Protects Acquired Song Segments During Vocal Learning in Zebra Finches"

Daniela Vallentin, Georg Kosche, Dina Lipkind, and Michael A Long

Science (2016)


127) February/15/2016 by Wang

"Sexual fidelity trade-offs promote regulatory variation in the prairie vole brain"

Mariam Okhovat

Science (2015)


126) February/1/2016 by Asogwa

"Melatonin affects the temporal pattern of vocal signatures in birds"

Dere´gnaucourt et al.

J. Pineal Res. (2012)


125) January/18/2016 by Hayase

"Acute off-target effects of neural circuit manipulations"

T. Otchy, et al

Nature (2015)


124) January/5 and 12/2016 by Furukawa

"Growth and splitting of neural sequences in songbird vocal development"

Tatsuo S. Okubo, Emily L. Mackevicius, Hannah L. Payne, Galen F. Lynch, & Michale S. Fee,

Nature: 528, Pages:352–357 (2015)


123) December/21/2015 by Wada

"Htr2a-Expressing Cells in the Central Amygdala Control the Hierarchy between Innate and Learned Fear."

Tomoko Isosaka, Tomohiko Matsuo,Takashi Yamaguchi, Kazuo Funabiki,Shigetada Nakanishi, Reiko Kobayakawa,Ko Kobayakawa

Cell (2015)


122) December/14/2015 by Kojima

"Naturalistic stimulation drives opposing heterosynaptic plasticity at two inputs to songbird cortex."

W hamish Mehaffery & Allison J Doupe

Nature Neuroscience (2015)


121) August/10/2015 by Sawai

"An automated procedure for evaluating song imitation"

Mandelblat-Cerf Y, Fee MS.

PLoS One.;9(5):e96484. (2014)

120) August/3/2015 by Miguel

"Interplay of Inhibition and Excitation Shapes a PremotorNeural Sequence"

Kosche G, Vallentin D and Long MA.

J. Neuroscience (2015)


119) July/21/2015 by Hayase

"Experience-dependent DNA methylation regulates plasticity in the developing visual cortex"

Tognini P et al.

Nature Neuroscience (2015)


118) July/6/2015 by Wada

"Tet3 regulates synaptic transmission and homeostatic plasticity via DNA oxidation and repair"

Yu H et al.

Nature Neuroscience (2015)


117) June/22/2015 by Sawai

"Neural constraints on learning"

Sadtler et al.,

Nature (2015)


116) June/15/2015 by Kojima

"Motor Cortex Is Required for Learning but Not for Executing a Motor Skill"

Kawai R et al.,

Neuron (2015)

115) June/8/2015 by Miguel

"Imaging Auditory Representations of Song and Syllables in Populations of Sensorimotor Neurons Essential to VocalCommunication"

Peh et al.,

Jorunal of Neuroscience (2015)


114) May/25/2015 by Hayase

" Inhibitory Neuron Transplantation into Adult VisualCortex Creates a New Critical Period that RescuesImpaired Vision"

Davis MF et al.,

Neuron (2015)

113) May/18/2015 by Asogwa

" Serotonin, via HTR2 Receptors, Excites Neurons in aCortical-like Premotor Nucleus Necessary for Song Learningand Production"

Wood et al.,

Journal of Neuroscience (2011)

112) April/6/2015 by Wada

" Targeted ablation of cholinergic interneurons in thedorsolateral striatum produces behavioral manifestations of Tourette syndrome"

Xu et al.,

PNAS (2015)

111) March/30/2015 by Kojima

" Analyses of allele-specific gene expression in highly divergent mouse crosses identifies pervasive allelic imbalance"

Jonathan B. Heston and Stephanie A. White

The Journal of Neuroscience (2015)

110) March/16 & 23/2015 by Sawai

" Analyses of allele-specific gene expression in highly divergent mouse crosses identifies pervasive allelic imbalance"

Crowley et al.

Nature genetics (2015)


"A novel multi-alignment pipeline for high-throughput sequencing data"

Huang, S., Holt, J., Kao, C.Y., McMillan, L. & Wang, W.

Database (2014)

109) March/9/2015 by Miguel

" Recurrent Interactions between the Input and Output of aSongbird Cortico-Basal Ganglia Pathway Are Implicated inVocal Sequence Variability"

Hamaguchi & Mooney

The Journal of Neuroscience (2012)

108) February/23/2015 by Hayase

" Core and region-enriched networks of behaviorally regulated genes and the singing genome"

Whitney and Pfenning. et al.

Science (2015)


107) February/16/2015 by Asogwa

" Independent Premotor Encoding of the Sequence and
Structure of Birdsong in Avian Cortex"

Basista. et al.

Journal of Neuroscience (2014)

106) January/19/2015 by Wada

" Remote regulation of glucose homeostasis in mice using

genetically encoded nanoparticles"

Stanley, S. A. et al.

Nat Med (2015)

105) January/5/2015 by Kojima

" Diminished FoxP2 levels affect dopaminergic

modulation of corticostriatal signaling important to song variability"

Murugan M, Harward S, Scharff C and Mooney R.

Neuron (2013)

104) December/15/2014 by Asano

" Auditory-vocal mirroring in songbirds" 

Mooney R

Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2014)


103) December/1/2014 by Sawai

" An Automated Procedure for Evaluating Song Imitation."

Yael Mandelblat-Cerf, Michale S. Fee

PLOS One (2014)


102) October/6/2014 by Miguel

" Disconnection of a basal ganglia circuit in juvenile songbirds attenuates the spectral differentiation of song syllables.

Kevin C. Elliott, Wei Wu, Richard Bertram and Frank Johnson.


101) September/24/2014 by Sato

"Basal ganglia output to the thalamus: still a paradox

Goldberg et al.

Trends in Neurosciences (2013)

100) February/2014 by Sawai

"Allele-specific FKBP5 DNA demethylation mediates gene-childhood trauma interactions

Torsten Klengel et al.

Nat neurosci (2013)


99) December/9&16/2013 by Sato

"Striatal Dopamine Modulates Basal Ganglia Output and Regulates Social Context-Dependent Behavioral Variability through D-1 Receptors

Arthur Leblois et al.

J. Neurosci (2010)


98) December/2/2013 by Hayase

"Experience-Induced Arc/Arg3.1 Primes

CA1 Pyramidal Neurons for Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor-Dependent Long-Term Synaptic Depression

Jakkamsetti et al.

Neuron (2013)


97) November/25/2013 by Mori

"Differential contributions of basal ganglia and thalamus to song initiation, tempo, and structure."

J.R.Chen, L.Stepanek, and A.J.Doupe

J Neurophysiol (2013)


96) November/5/2013 by Wada

"DNA methylation regulates associative reward learning."

 Day et al.,

Nature Neurosci (2013)


95) October/28/2013 by Imai

 "The Basal Ganglia Is Necessary for Learning Spectral, but Not Temporal, Features of Birdsong.

Ali F, Otchy TM, Pehlevan C, Fantana AL, Burak Y, Olveczky BP.

Neuron (2013)


94) October/21/2013 by Kojima

 "Seasonal Changes in Patterns of Gene Expression in Avian Song Control Brain Regions."

Thompson CK, Meitxen J, Replogle K, Drnevich J, Lent KL, et al.

PLoS ONE 7(4): e35119.  (2012)


93) October/15/2013 by Sawai

 "Widespread Monoallelic Expression on Human Autosomes"

Alexander Gimelbrant et al.

 Science (2007)


92) October/7/2013 by Sato

Discussion about Suttering Study using songbirds as an animla model


91) September/30/2013 by Mori

"Developmental Determinants of Structure in Zebra Finch Song"

 Price PH

 Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology (1979)


90) September/24/2013 by Hayase

"Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus"

Steve Ramirez et al.



89) September/17/2013 by Wada

"Single-stranded noncoding RNAs mediate local epigenetic alterations at gene promoters in rat cell lines."

Tomikawa et al.
J Biol Chem  (2011)


88) September/3/2013 by Kojima

"Optical control of mammalian endogenous transcription and epigenetic states"

Silvana Konermann et al.
Nature 500, 472–476 (2013)


87) July/29/2013 by Sawai

"High-Resolution Analysis of Parent-of-Origin
Allelic Expression in the Mouse Brain

Christopher Gregg et al.

Science 329, 643(2010)


86) July/22/2013 by Sato

"A PET study of the neural systems of stutterings"

Fox, PT et al.

Nature (1996)


85) July/15/2013 by Mori

"Stepwise acquisition of vocal combinatorial capacity in songbirds and human infants"

Dina Lipkind et al.

Nature (2013)


84) July/8/2013 by Hayase

"Regulation of learned vocal behavior by an auditory motor cortical nucleus in juvenile zebra finche"

Naie and Hahnloser

J Neurophysiol (2011)


83) July/1/2013 by Wada

"Histone deacetylase inhibitors facilitate partner preference formation in female prairie voles"

Wang et al. 

Nat Neurosci.  (2013)


82) June/17 &24 /2013 by Sawai

"Sex-Specific Parent-of-Origin Allelic Expression in the Mouse Brain"

Christopher Gregg et al.   

Sience (2010)


81) June/10/2013 by Imai

"Emergence of Individuality in Genetically Identical Mice"

Julia Freund et al.

Science 340, 756 (2013) 


80) June/3/2013 by Kojima

"Dynamic Expression of Cadherins Regulates Vocal Development in a Songbird"

Eiji Matsunaga, Kenta Suzuki, Shigeki Kato, Tohru Kurotani, Kazuto Kobayashi, Kazuo Okanoya

PLoS ONE (2011)


79) May/27/2013 by Sato

"Partial lesions in the anterior forebrain pathway affect song production in adult Bengalese finches"

Kobayashi, K; Uno, H; Okanoya, K



78) May/20/2013 by Mori

"Circadian glucocorticoid oscillations promote learning-dependent synapse formation and maintenance"

Liston et al.

Nature Neurosci (2013) 


77) May/13/2013 by Hayase

"Persistent cortical plasticity by upregulation of chondroitin 6-sulfation b"

Shinji Miyata et al.

Nature Neurosci (2013) 


76) May/7/2013 by Wada

  "Physiologic brain activity causes DNA double-strand breaks in neurons, with exacerbation by amyloid-b"

Suberbielle et al.

Nature Neurosci (2013) 


75) April/30/2013 by Imai

 "Changes in the neural control of a complex motor sequence during learning"

Oelveczky, B. P., Otchy, T. M., Goldberg, J. H., Aronov, D. & Fee, M. S.

J Neurophysiol 106, 386–397 (2011)


74) April/22/2013 by Mori

 "Vocal Exploration Is Locally Regulated during Song Learning"

Ravbar et al.

Journal of Neuroscience (2012)


73) April/15/2013 by Hayase

 "Behavioral and Neural Signatures of Readiness to Initiate a Learned Motor Sequence"

Raghav Rajan and Allison J. Doupe
Current Biology (2013)


72) April/8/2013 by Wada

 "Genome-wide quantitative enhancer activity maps identified by STARR-seq"

Arnold CD, Gerlach D, Stelzer C, Boryń ŁM, Rath M, Stark

Science 339, 1074–7 (2013)


71) April/1/2013 by Imai

 "Elemental gesture dynamics are encoded by song premotor cortical neurons"

Amador, A., Perl, Y. S., Mindlin, G. B. & Margoliash, D.

Nature 495, 59–64 (2013)


70) March/25/2013 by Mori

 "Task-related “cortical” bursting depends critically on basal ganglia input and is linked to vocal plasticity"

Satoshi Kojima, Mimi H. Kao, and Allison J. Doupe

PNAS (2013)


69) March/18/2013 by Hayase

"Daily and Developmental Modulation of Premotor"

Nancy F. Day et. al.

Developmental Neurobiology (2009)


68) March/11/2013 by Wada

"Discrete genetic modules are responsible for complex burrow evolution in Peromyscus mice"

Weber et al.,

Nature 493: 402-405 (2013)


67) Feb/25 & March/4/2013 by Imai

"Two distinct modes of forebrain circuit dynamics underlie temporal patterning in the vocalizations of young songbirds."

Aronov, D., Veit, L., Goldberg, J. H. & Fee, M. S.

J Neurosci 31, 16353–16368 (2011)


66) Feb/12/2013 by Mori

"Variable Sequencing Is Actively Maintained in a Well Learned Motor Skill"

Warren TL et al.,

Journal of Neuroscience 32:15414 –15425 (2012)


65) Feb/4/2013 by Hayase

"Directed functional connectivity matures with motor learning in a
cortical pattern generator "

Nancy F. Day, Kyle L. Terleski, Duane Q. Nykamp, and Teresa A.

J. Neurophysiol (2012)


64) Dec/17/2012 by Wada

"Prolonged sensitivity to Monocular Deprivation in Dark-Reared Cats: Effects of Age and Visual Exposure"

Cynader M.

Developmental Brain Res. (1983)


63) Dec/10/2012 by Imai

"Motor circuits are required to encode a sensory model for imitative learning."

Roberts, T. F., Gobes, S. M. H., Murugan, M., Ölveczky, B. P. & Mooney, R.

Nat Neurosci 15, 1454–1459 (2012)


62) Nov/29/2012 by Mori

"Effects of visual experience on activity-dependent gene regulation in cortex"

Marta Majdan & Carla J Shatz

Nature neuroscience (2006)

61) Nov/11/2012 by Hayase

"The genome of a songbird "

Wesley C. Warren et al.

Nature (2010)

60) Nov/5/2012 by Wada

"Hydroxylation of 5-methylcytosine by TET1 "
promotes active DNA demethylation in the adult brain.
Guo JU, Su Y, Zhong C, Ming GL, Song H.
Cell. 145,423-34 (2011)

59) Oct/22/2012 by Hayase

"Generation of a Synthetic Memory Trace "

Aleena R. Garner, David C. Rowland, Sang Youl Hwang, Karsten
Baumgaertel, Bryan L. Roth, Cliff Kentros, Mark Mayford
Science, 335, 1513-1516 (2012)

58) Oct/9/2012 by Imai

Charlesworth, J. D., Warren, T. L. & Brainard, M. S.

"Covert skill learning in a cortical-basal ganglia circuit."

Nature 486, 251-255 (2012)

57) Oct/1/2012 by Mori

Arthur Leblois and David J Perkel

"Striatal dopamine modulates song spectral but not temporal features through D1 receptors"

European Journal of Neurosciecnce,35, 1771-1781 (2012)


56) June/11, 18, 25/2012 by Wada

Fee, M. S., Kozhevnikov, A. A.& Hahnloser, R. H.

"Neural mechanisms of vocal sequence generation in the songbird"

Ann N Y Acad Sci (2004)


55) May/15, 21, 28/2012 by Wada

Fee and Goldberg

"A hypothesis for basal ganglia-dependent reinforcement learning in the songbird"

Neuroscience (2011)


54) May/8/2012 by Hayase

Johannes Graff et al.,

"An epigenetic blockade of cognitive ferreting in the neurodegenerating brain"

Nature (2012)


53) April/23/2012 by Imai

J. H. Goldberg and M. S. Fee

"A cortical motor nucleus drives the basal ganglia-recipient thalamus in singing birds"

Nat Neurosci, 15, 620–627 (2012)


52) April/16/2012 by Mori

Katherine A. Tschida, Richard Mooney

"Deafening Drives Cell-Type-Specific Changes to Dendritic Spines in a Sensorimotor Nucleus Important to Learned Vocalizations"

Neuron. 73, 1028-10 (2012)


51) April/9/2012 by Cha

Brad Page, Simin D. Goldsworthy, and Mark A. Hindell

"Vocal traits of hybrid fur seals: intermediate to their parental species"

Animal behaviour (2001)


50) March /26/2012 by Wada

Feinberg & Irizarry

"Stochastic epigenetic variation as a driving force of development, evolutionary adaptation, and disease "

PNAS, 107,  1757-64 (2010)


45) March /12/2012 by Hayase

Guo JU et al.

"Neuronal activity modifies the DNA methylation landscape in the adult brain. "

Nature Neuroscience  (2011)


44) February /27, March/5/2012 by Imai

Hilliard AT et al.

"Molecular Microcircuitry Underlies Functinal specification in a Basal ganglia Circuit Dedicated to Vocal Learning. "

 Neuron,  73, 537-552 (2012)


43) February /20/2012 by Mori

Clare Walton, Eben Pariser, and Fernando Nottebohm

"The Zebra Finch Paradox: Song Is Little Changed, But Number of Neurons Doubles. "

Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 761-774 (2012)


42) February/13/2012 by Cha

Carolyn Pytte, Yi-Lo Yu, Sara Wildstein, Shanu George, and John R. Kirn

"Adult Neuron Addition to the Zebra Finch Song Motor Pathway Correlates with the Rate and Extent of Recovery from Botox-Induced Paralysis of the Vocal Muscles. "

Journal of Neuroscience (2011)


41) December/12&19/2011 by Imai

Fortune, E. S., Rodriguez, C., Li, D., Ball, G. F., & Coleman, M. J.

"Neural Mechanisms for the Coordination of Duet Singing in Wrens"

Science, 334, 666-670. (2011)


40) December/2/2011 by Mori

Max Sizemore and David J. Perkel
"Premotor synaptic plasticity limited to the critical period for song

PNAS, 108, 17492-17497 (2011)


39) November/28/2011 by Wada

Lienert F. et al.

"Identification of genetic elements that autonomously determine DNA methylation states"

Nature Genetics, 43:1091-1097 (2011)


38) October/31/2011 by Ikuta

Appeltants et al.

"Song activation by testosterone is associated with an increased catecholaminergic innervation of the song control system in female canaries"

Neuroscience, 121:801 -814 (2003)


37) October/24/2011 by Hayase

Peleg S. et al.,

"Altered histone acetylation is associated with age-dependent memory impairment in mice."
Science: (2011)


36) October/11&17/2011 by Cha

 Jordan M. Moore et al.,

"Motor pathway convergence predicts syllable repertoire size in oscine birds"
PNAS: (2011)


35) October/3/2011 by Imai

Leitner Stefan; Catchpole Clive K.

“Song and brain development in canaries raised under different conditions of acoustic and social isolation over two years “


34) September 12/2011 by Somaya

 Dorothy Tse et al

“Schema-Dependent Gene Activation and Memory Encoding in Neocortex”

Science 333, 891(2011)


33) August/29 & September 5, 26/2011 by Mori

Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama, Siu Kang, Hideyuki Cateau, Tomoki Fukai & Takao K. Hensch

"Bidirectional plasticity in fast-spiking GABA circuits by visual experience"
Nature 462, 218-221 (2009)


32) August/15/2011 by Kobayashi

Balmer TS, Carels VM, Frisch JL, Nick TA.

“Modulation of perineuronal nets and parvalbumin with developmental song learning.”

J Neurosci. 29:12878-85. (2009)


31) August/9/2011 by Ohgushi

Timothy L. Warren et al.
“Mechanisms and Time Course of Vocal Learning and Consolidation in the Adult Songbird”
J Neurophysiol (2011)


30) August/2/2011 by Cha

Kentaro Abe& Dai Watanabe

“Songbirds possess the spontaneous ability to discriminate syntactic rules”

Nature Neuroscience (2011)


29) July/25/2011 by Hayase

Ma et al.

Neuronal Activity-Induced Gadd45b Promotes Epigenetic DNA Demethylation and Adult Neurogenesis”
Science (2009)


28) July/19/2011 by Imai

Hisataka Fujimoto, Taku Hasegawa, and Dai Watanabe

“Neural Coding of Syntactic Structure in Learned Vocalizations in the Songbird”
The Journal of Neuroscience (2011) 31:10023-10033


27) July/11/2011 by Ikuta

Holloway CC, Clayton DF.

“Estrogen synthesis in the male brain triggers development of the avian song control pathway in vitro.”
Nat Neurosci. 4:170-5. (2001)


26) July/4/2011 by Mori

Todd F. Roberts, Katherine A. Tschida, Marguerita E. Klein & Richard Mooney

“Rapid spine stabilization and synaptic enhancement at the onset of
behavioural learning”

Nature (2010)


25) June/29/2011 by Imai

Vallender, R., Gagnon, J., & Lovette, I. An Intergeneric Wood-"Warbler Hybrid (Mniotilta Varia X Dendroica Coronata) and Use of Multilocus Dna Analyses to Diagnose Avian Hybrid Origins." Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 121, 298–305. (2009).


Takahasi, M., KAGAWA, H., IKEBUCHI, M., & Okanoya, K.

"Case studies of song and call learning by a hybrid Bengalese–Zebra Finch and Bengalese-fostered Zebra Finches: Assessing innate factors in vocal learning. "

Ornithological Science, 5, 85–93. (2006).


Wells, S., Bradley, R. A., BAPTISTA, L. F., Wells, S., Bradley, R. A., & BAPTISTA, L. F. "

Hybridization in Calypte Hummingbirds. "

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24) June/24/2011 by Kobayashi

McGowan PO, Suderman M, Sasaki A, Huang TC, Hallett M, Meaney MJ, Szyf M.

 “Broad epigenetic signature of maternal care in the brain of adult rats”

PLoS One. (2011) 6:e14739.


23) June/17/2011 by Ohgushi

Guang Yang, Feng Pan & Wen-Biao Gan
“Stably maintained dendritic spines are associated with lifelong memories”
Nature (2009) 462, 920-924 


22) June/10/2011 by Hayase

Kim TK, Hemberg M, Gray JM, Costa AM, Bear DM, Wu J, Harmin DA, Laptewicz M, Barbara-Haley K, Kuersten S, Markenscoff-Papadimitriou E, Kuhl D, Bito H, Worley PF, Kreiman G, Greenberg ME. 

“Widespread transcription at neuronal activity-regulated enhancers.”
Nature (2010) 465:182-7.


21) May/27/2011 by Cha

Christopher R. Cowles, Joel N. Hirschhorn, David Altshuler & Eric S. Lander

"Detection of regulatory variation in mouse genes"

Nature Genetics (2002)


20) May/11/2011 by Imai

Woolley, S. M. N., Hauber, M. E., & Theunissen, F. E.

"Developmental Experience Alters Information Coding in Auditory Midbrain and Forebrain Neurons. "

Developmental Neurobiology (2010) 70, 235-252.


19) April/18/2011 by Mori

Arani Roy and Richard Mooney

 "Auditory plasticity in a basal ganglia-forebrain pathway during
decrystallization of adult birdsong."

J Neurosci. (2007)


18) April/15/2011 by Horita

Goldberg JH, Fee MS.

"Vocal babbling in songbirds requires the basal ganglia-recipient motor thalamus but not the basal ganglia."

J Neurophysiol (2011)

17) April/8/2011 by Ikuta

L. Fusani and M. Gahr

 Neuroscience 138 (2006)


16) March/31/2011 by Ohgushi

Eckel-Mahan KL, Phan T, Han S, Wang H, Chan GC, Scheiner ZS, Storm DR.

“Circadian oscillation of hippocampal MAPK activity and cAmp: implications for memory persistence.”
Nat Neurosci. (2008) 11:1074-82.


15) March/25/2011 by Kobayashi

Jonathan D Charlesworth, Evren C Tumer,Timothy L Warren, & Michael S Brainard 

“Learning the microstructure of successful behavior”
Nature Neuroscience (2011) Vol14, Pages:373


14) March/18/2011 by Imai

Wohlgemuth, M. J., Sober, S. J., & Brainard, M. S.

"Linked Control of Syllable Sequence and Phonology in Birdsong"
The Journal of neuroscience (2010) 30(39), 12936-12949.


13) March/10/2011 by Someya

Changsoo Kang et al.
"Mutations in the Lysosomal Enzyme-Targeting Pathway and Persistent Stuttering"
N Engle J Med. (2010) 362(8): 677–685


12) February/25/2011 by Mori

Constance Scharff, et al.
"Targeted Neuronal Death Affects Neuronal Replacement and Vocal Behavior in Adult Songbirds"

Neuron (2000) 25, 481–492

11) February/18/2011 by Ikuta

London SE, Clayton DF.
"Functional identification of sensory mechanisms required for developmental song learning"
Nat Neurosci. (2008) 11:579-86.


10) February/4/2011 by Imai

Caroline A. A van Heijningen, Jos de Visser, Willem Zuidema, Carel Ten Cate
"Simple rules can explain discrimination of putative recursive syntactic structures by a songbird species"
PNAS (2009) 106, 20538–20543

9) Janurary/27/2011 by Mori

Thompson et al.

"Dual pre-motor contribution to songbird syllable variation"
Journal of neuroscience (2011) 31(1):322–330

8) Janurary/20/2011 by Kobayashi

Osceola Whitney,Frank Johnson

"Motor-induced transcription but sensory-regulated translation of ZENK in socially interactive songbirds"
Journal of Neurobiology  (2005)


7) December/17/2010 by Ishibashi

Katrina G. Salvante, Danielle M. Racke, C. Ryan Campbell, Keith W. Sockman
"Plasticity in Singing Effort and its Relationship With Monoamine Metabolism in the Songbird Telencephalon"
Journal of Neurobiology  (2009)


6) December/2/2010 by Ikuta

Todd F. Roberts, Marguerita E. Klein, M. Fabiana Kubke, J. Martin Wild, and Richard Mooney
"Telencephalic Neurons Monosynaptically Link Brainstem
and Forebrain Premotor Networks Necessary for Song"
Journal of Neuroscience (2008) 28, 3479-3489


5) November/4/2011 by Ohgushi

Author:Olga, F et al.
"De novo establishment of wild-type song culture in the zebra finch"
Nature (2009) 459, 564-568


4) Octorber/28/2010 by Imai

Takahasi, M; Okanoya, K
"Song Learning in Wild and Domesticated Strains of White-Rumped Munia, Lonchura striata, Compared by Cross-Fostering Procedures: Domestication Increases Song Variability by Decreasing Strain-Specific Bias"
ETHOLOGY (2010)116 (5): 396-405


3) Octorber/21/2010 by Kobayashi (& Wada)

Whitney O, Soderstrom K, Johnson F.

"Post-transcriptional regulation of zenk expression associated with zebra finch vocal development"

Molecular Brain Research  (2000) 80, 279–290


2) Octorber/14/2010 by Mori

K.W.Nordeen and E.J.Nordeen

"Deafeneing-Induced Vocal Deterioration in Adult Songbirds Is Reversed by Disrupting a Basal Ganglia-Forebrain Circuit"

J. Neuroscience (2010)


1) Octorber/7/2010 by Horita

Jonathan F Prather, Stephen Nowicki, Rindy C Anderson, Susan
Peters & Richard Mooney
"Neural correlates of categorical perception in learned vocal communication"

Nature Neuroscience (2009) 12, 221-228