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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 26, No. 3, 2005, pp. 328-331
Bioline Code: zr05018
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2005, pp. 328-331

 en Progress in structure and function of X area in the Songbird's forebrain
WANG Xiao-dong XIAO Peng LI Dong-feng

Abstract

Like human speech, singing of songbirds is sensorimotor learning by tutor and auditory feedback. The development and crystallization of singing is depended on the integrity of the song system composed of vocal pathway and anterior forebrain pathway. X area in forebrain pathway plays an important role during learning and memory of singing. In this paper, we reviewed studies on the organization and the function in singing development and crystallization, the synaptic plasticity of X area. We also compared learning and memory function of X area to that of mammalian basal ganglia.

Keywords
Songbird; song; X area; Structure; Function

 
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