R A Suthers

Summary

Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Bilateral coordination and the motor basis of female preference for sexual signals in canary song
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Science and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 215:2950-9. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Modulation of birdsong by resonance filters in the suprasyringeal vocal tract
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Sci and Dept Biology, Indiana Univ, 1001 E Third St, Bloomington, IN 47405
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2636. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Producing song: the vocal apparatus
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Sciences, Program for Neural Science, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:109-29. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Bilateral song production in domestic canaries
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Science and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    J Neurobiol 60:381-93. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Vocal mechanisms in birds and bats: a comparative view
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    An Acad Bras Cienc 76:247-52. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Voices of the dead: complex nonlinear vocal signals from the larynx of an ultrasonic frog
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine, Department of Biology, and Program for Neuroscience, Jordan Hall, 1001 E Third Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:4984-93. 2006
  7. pmc Mechanisms of song production in the Australian magpie
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:45-59. 2011
  8. pmc The neuromuscular control of birdsong
    R A Suthers
    School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 354:927-39. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Motor control of birdsong
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine, Jordan Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 12:684-90. 2002
  10. pmc Somatosensory feedback modulates the respiratory motor program of crystallized birdsong
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:5680-5. 2002

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Bilateral coordination and the motor basis of female preference for sexual signals in canary song
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Science and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 215:2950-9. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Modulation of birdsong by resonance filters in the suprasyringeal vocal tract
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Sci and Dept Biology, Indiana Univ, 1001 E Third St, Bloomington, IN 47405
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2636. 2009
    ..Work supported by NIH.]...
  3. ncbi request reprint Producing song: the vocal apparatus
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Sciences, Program for Neural Science, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:109-29. 2004
    ..An understanding of the relationship between the central processing and peripheral performance of song motor programs is essential for an understanding of the development, function, and evolution of these complex vocal signals...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bilateral song production in domestic canaries
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Science and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    J Neurobiol 60:381-93. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Vocal mechanisms in birds and bats: a comparative view
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    An Acad Bras Cienc 76:247-52. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Voices of the dead: complex nonlinear vocal signals from the larynx of an ultrasonic frog
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine, Department of Biology, and Program for Neuroscience, Jordan Hall, 1001 E Third Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:4984-93. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Mechanisms of song production in the Australian magpie
    Roderick A Suthers
    Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:45-59. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc The neuromuscular control of birdsong
    R A Suthers
    School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 354:927-39. 1999
    ..The stereotyped beak movements that accompany song appear to have a role in suppressing harmonics, particularly at low frequencies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Motor control of birdsong
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine, Jordan Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 12:684-90. 2002
    ..Recent work suggests that it may be more profitable to focus on the temporal relationship between control parameters than to attempt to directly correlate neural processing with details of the acoustic output...
  10. pmc Somatosensory feedback modulates the respiratory motor program of crystallized birdsong
    Roderick A Suthers
    School of Medicine and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:5680-5. 2002
    ..Our findings indicate that somatosensory feedback to expiratory muscles elicits compensatory adjustments that help stabilize, in real time, the subsyringeal pressure against fluctuations caused by changes in posture or physical activity...
  11. pmc Motor mechanisms of a vocal mimic: implications for birdsong production
    Sue Anne Zollinger
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, 1001 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:483-91. 2004
    ..Species-specific acoustic features of the model seem most difficult to copy, suggesting that they have been exposed to the strongest selective pressure to maximize their performance...
  12. ncbi request reprint Bilaterally symmetrical respiratory activity during lateralized birdsong
    F Goller
    Medical Sciences Program, Program for Neuroscience, and Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    J Neurobiol 41:513-23. 1999
    ..Motor commands to the respiratory muscles therefore appear to be bilaterally distributed, in contrast to the lateralized motor control of the syrinx...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of frequency and amplitude modulation in ring dove song
    Gabriel J L Beckers
    Behavioural Biology, Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, Leiden University, PO Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 206:1833-43. 2003
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Inflation of the esophagus and vocal tract filtering in ring doves
    Tobias Riede
    Medical Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:4025-36. 2004
    ..The inflated esophagus may function as a Helmholtz resonator in which the elastic walls form the vibrating mass. Such a resonator could support the f(0) over a range of inflated volumes...
  15. pmc Two-voice complexity from a single side of the syrinx in northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos vocalizations
    Sue Anne Zollinger
    Department of Biology, Jordan Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:1978-91. 2008
    ..Our data support previous hypotheses for mechanical and acoustic coupling between the two sides of the syrinx. These results help lay a foundation upon which to understand the communicative functions of nonlinear phenomena...
  16. pmc Pure-tone birdsong by resonance filtering of harmonic overtones
    Gabriel J L Beckers
    Behavioural Biology, Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, Leiden University, P O Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:7372-6. 2003
    ..The results show that pure-tone dove vocalizations originate through filtering of a multifrequency harmonic sound source...
  17. ncbi request reprint Variable asymmetry and resonance in the avian vocal tract: a structural basis for individually distinct vocalizations
    R A Suthers
    Medical Sciences Program, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405
    J Comp Physiol A 175:457-66. 1994
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Vocal tract filtering and sound radiation in a songbird
    Brian S Nelson
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:297-308. 2005
    ..5 kHz. We propose that songbirds vary beak gape as a mechanism for excluding and/or concentrating energy within at least two distinct sound frequency channels...
  19. ncbi request reprint The acoustic role of tracheal chambers and nasal cavities in the production of sonar pulses by the horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hildebrandti
    R A Suthers
    School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405
    J Comp Physiol A 162:799-813. 1988
    ..It may be important to prevent the reflected fundamental from stimulating the cochlea, via tissue conduction, along multiple indirect pathways which would temporally smear cochlear stimulation.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)..
  20. ncbi request reprint Vocal-tract filtering by lingual articulation in a parrot
    Gabriel J L Beckers
    Medical Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Curr Biol 14:1592-7. 2004
    ..We suggest that lingual articulation may thus in part explain the well-known ability of parrots to mimic human speech, and, even more intriguingly, may also underlie a speech-like formant system in natural parrot vocalizations...
  21. pmc Songbirds tune their vocal tract to the fundamental frequency of their song
    Tobias Riede
    School of Medicine, Jordan Hall, 1001 East Third Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:5543-8. 2006
    ..A computational acoustic model indicates that this song-related motor pattern tunes the major resonance of the oropharyngeal-esophageal cavity to actively track the song's fundamental frequency...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sound localization in a small passerine bird: discrimination of azimuth as a function of head orientation and sound frequency
    Brian S Nelson
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, 1001 E 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:4121-33. 2004
    ..Despite side biases in the auditory task, performance generally declined when subjects were played tones with frequencies near approximately 3 kHz...
  23. ncbi request reprint Model for vocalization by a bird with distensible vocal cavity and open beak
    Neville H Fletcher
    Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:1005-11. 2006
    ..To produce nearly pure-tone song, the bird adjusts the frequency of this peak to coincide with the fundamental of the syringeal oscillation. The present paper provides the acoustical analysis underlying this behavior...
  24. ncbi request reprint Vocal tract filtering and the "coo" of doves
    Neville H Fletcher
    Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    J Acoust Soc Am 116:3750-6. 2004
    ..These conclusions are supported by measurements and observations that have been reported in a companion paper...
  25. ncbi request reprint Old world frog and bird vocalizations contain prominent ultrasonic harmonics
    Peter M Narins
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, 621 Charles E Young Drive S, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 115:910-3. 2004
    ..Our findings provide the first evidence that anurans and passerines are capable of generating tonal ultrasonic call components and should stimulate the quest for additional ultrasonic species...
  26. ncbi request reprint Respiratory water loss during rest and flight in European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)
    Sophia Engel
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Andechs, Germany
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 145:423-32. 2006
    ..Our measurements suggest that respiratory evaporation accounts for most water loss in flying Starlings and increases more than cutaneous evaporation with rising ambient temperature...