Neuroscience of Birdsong
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Neuroscience of Birdsong by Peter Marler
Book DescriptionSpeech has long been thought of as a uniquely defining characteristic of humans. Yet song birds, like humans, communicate using learned signals (song, speech) that are acquired from their parents by a process of vocal imitation. Both song and speech begin as amorphous vocalizations (subsong, babble) that are gradually transformed into an individualized version of the parents' speech, including dialects. With contributions from both the founding forefathers and younger researchers of this field, this book provides a comprehensive summary of birdsong neurobiology, and identifies the common brain mechanisms underlying this achievement in both birds and humans. Written primarily for advanced graduates and researchers, there is an introductory overview covering song learning, the parallels between language and birdsong and the relationship between the brains of birds and mammals; subsequent sections deal with producing, processing, learning and recognizing song, as well as with hormonal and genomic mechanisms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521869157
(246mm x 189mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Marler
Neuroscience of Birdsong, Paperback (November 2012)
A pioneering study identifying common brain mechanisms in both birds and humans.
Nature's Music, Hardback (May 2004)» View all books by Peter Marler
The voices of birds have always been a source of fascination. This book brings together some of the world's experts on birdsong, to review the advances that have taken place in our understanding of how and why birds sing, what their songs and calls mean, and how they have evolved.
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Author Biography - Peter Marler
H. Philip Zeigler is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Hunter College, City University of New York. He is a behavioural neurobiologist with interests in comparative neurobiology and the study of sensorimotor mechanisms of behaviour. Peter Marler is recognised as the founding father of bird song research. His research is both greatly admired and respected, with over 300 publications to his name. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis.
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