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overview We still don’t know what properties of the brain promote and limit the ability to learn although behaviorally, we observe individual, sex, and age differences in the long-term effects of experience. Memory formation requires that two major levels of neurobiology are coordinated 1) the presence of a subset of cells, or "ensemble," that are capable of participating in memory storage and 2) the triggering of appropriate molecular and genomic changes in response to experience. The challenges of placing molecular underpinnings of neural plasticity within cell populations that are engaged in memory formation are compounded by the need to behaviorally link cellular and molecular brain properties to the ability to learn. In the London Lab, we take advantage of a model system that has a Critical Period for sensory learning, the zebra finch songbird, to discover how epigenetic mechanisms, genomic regulation, molecular signaling, and cell subtypes contribute to the ability to learn complex natural behaviors. Because Critical Periods define restricted phases in development when an experience is optimally encoded in ways that have long-term consequences on brain function and behavioral patterns, we can meaningfully link neural properties before, during, and after the Critical Period to behavioral outcomes.

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Concept Neural Pathways
Academic Article Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 expression in songbird and human brain predicts functional interaction.
Academic Article Neural expression and post-transcriptional dosage compensation of the steroid metabolic enzyme 17beta-HSD type 4.
Academic Article Functional identification of sensory mechanisms required for developmental song learning.
Academic Article Developmental song learning as a model to understand neural mechanisms that limit and promote the ability to learn.
Academic Article Influences of non-canonical neurosteroid signaling on developing neural circuits.
Academic Article Genomic and neural analysis of the estradiol-synthetic pathway in the zebra finch.
Academic Article Shared neural substrates for song discrimination in parental and parasitic songbirds.
Academic Article Birdsong and the neural production of steroids.
Academic Article Cloning of the zebra finch androgen synthetic enzyme CYP17: a study of its neural expression throughout posthatch development.
Academic Article Telencephalic aromatase but not a song circuit in a sub-oscine passerine, the golden collared manakin (Manacus vitellinus).
Academic Article Interhemispheric functional connectivity in the zebra finch brain, absent the corpus callosum in normal ontogeny.
Academic Article Inhibitory cell populations depend on age, sex, and prior experience across a neural network for Critical Period learning.
Academic Article Experience selectively alters functional connectivity within a neural network to predict learned behavior in juvenile songbirds.

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