MICHALE FEE

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A cortical motor nucleus drives the basal ganglia-recipient thalamus in singing birds
    Jesse H Goldberg
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Neurosci 15:620-7. 2012
  2. pmc Integration of cortical and pallidal inputs in the basal ganglia-recipient thalamus of singing birds
    Jesse H Goldberg
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Neurophysiol 108:1403-29. 2012
  3. pmc A hypothesis for basal ganglia-dependent reinforcement learning in the songbird
    M S Fee
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuroscience 198:152-70. 2011
  4. pmc New methods for localizing and manipulating neuronal dynamics in behaving animals
    Michale S Fee
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 21:693-700. 2011
  5. pmc Vocal experimentation in the juvenile songbird requires a basal ganglia circuit
    Bence P Olveczky
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Biol 3:e153. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Neural mechanisms of vocal sequence generation in the songbird
    Michale S Fee
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:153-70. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint The songbird as a model for the generation and learning of complex sequential behaviors
    Michale S Fee
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    ILAR J 51:362-77. 2010
  8. pmc A basal ganglia-forebrain circuit in the songbird biases motor output to avoid vocal errors
    Aaron S Andalman
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12518-23. 2009
  9. pmc Using temperature to analyse temporal dynamics in the songbird motor pathway
    Michael A Long
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Nature 456:189-94. 2008
  10. pmc Singing-related neural activity distinguishes two putative pallidal cell types in the songbird basal ganglia: comparison to the primate internal and external pallidal segments
    Jesse H Goldberg
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Neurosci 30:7088-98. 2010

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Publications20

  1. pmc A cortical motor nucleus drives the basal ganglia-recipient thalamus in singing birds
    Jesse H Goldberg
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Neurosci 15:620-7. 2012
    ..These findings suggest a role for cortical inputs to the pallido-recipient thalamus in driving premotor signals that are important for exploratory behavior and learning...
  2. pmc Integration of cortical and pallidal inputs in the basal ganglia-recipient thalamus of singing birds
    Jesse H Goldberg
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Neurophysiol 108:1403-29. 2012
    ..We present a unifying biophysical model that can reproduce all known modes of pallidothalamic transmission--rebound, gating, and entrainment--depending on the amount of excitation the thalamic neuron receives...
  3. pmc A hypothesis for basal ganglia-dependent reinforcement learning in the songbird
    M S Fee
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuroscience 198:152-70. 2011
    ..Given the similarity between mammalian and songbird BG-thalamocortical circuits, our model for the role of the BG in this process may have broader relevance to mammalian BG function...
  4. pmc New methods for localizing and manipulating neuronal dynamics in behaving animals
    Michale S Fee
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 21:693-700. 2011
    ..Both of these techniques are broadly applicable in behaving animals to test hypotheses about the biophysical and circuit dynamics that allow neural circuits to march from one state to the next...
  5. pmc Vocal experimentation in the juvenile songbird requires a basal ganglia circuit
    Bence P Olveczky
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Biol 3:e153. 2005
    ..Our results establish that, in the juvenile songbird, the exploratory motor behavior required to learn a complex motor sequence is dependent on a dedicated neural circuit homologous to cortico-basal ganglia circuits in mammals...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neural mechanisms of vocal sequence generation in the songbird
    Michale S Fee
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:153-70. 2004
    ..We incorporate this observation into a working hypothesis for the generation of vocal sequences in the songbird, and examine some implications for song learning...
  7. ncbi request reprint The songbird as a model for the generation and learning of complex sequential behaviors
    Michale S Fee
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    ILAR J 51:362-77. 2010
    ..This review presents new techniques, experiments, and findings in areas where songbirds have made significant contributions toward understanding of some of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience...
  8. pmc A basal ganglia-forebrain circuit in the songbird biases motor output to avoid vocal errors
    Aaron S Andalman
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12518-23. 2009
    ..Our observations support a view that basal ganglia-related circuits directly implement behavioral adaptations that minimize errors and subsequently stabilize these adaptations by training premotor cortical areas...
  9. pmc Using temperature to analyse temporal dynamics in the songbird motor pathway
    Michael A Long
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Nature 456:189-94. 2008
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  10. pmc Singing-related neural activity distinguishes two putative pallidal cell types in the songbird basal ganglia: comparison to the primate internal and external pallidal segments
    Jesse H Goldberg
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Neurosci 30:7088-98. 2010
    ..These results suggest that song learning in birds and motor learning in mammals use conserved basal ganglia signaling strategies...
  11. doi request reprint A specialized forebrain circuit for vocal babbling in the juvenile songbird
    Dmitriy Aronov
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Science 320:630-4. 2008
    ..Thus, juvenile singing is driven by a circuit distinct from that which produces the adult behavior-a separation possibly general to other developing motor systems...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ensemble coding of vocal control in birdsong
    Anthony Leonardo
    McGovern Institute and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Neurosci 25:652-61. 2005
    ..This permits rapidly changing RA ensembles to drive both fast and slow acoustic modulations, thereby transforming the sparse HVC code into a continuous vocal pattern...
  13. ncbi request reprint Temporal sparseness of the premotor drive is important for rapid learning in a neural network model of birdsong
    Ila R Fiete
    Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Neurophysiol 92:2274-82. 2004
    ..We discuss the relevance of these results, linking sparse codes and learning speed, to other multilayered sensory and motor systems...
  14. pmc Vocal babbling in songbirds requires the basal ganglia-recipient motor thalamus but not the basal ganglia
    Jesse H Goldberg
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Neurophysiol 105:2729-39. 2011
    ..These findings support the idea that the motor thalamus plays a key role in the expression of exploratory juvenile behaviors during learning...
  15. ncbi request reprint Singing-related activity of identified HVC neurons in the zebra finch
    Alexay A Kozhevnikov
    McGovern Institute and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Neurophysiol 97:4271-83. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Model of birdsong learning based on gradient estimation by dynamic perturbation of neural conductances
    Ila R Fiete
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:2038-57. 2007
    ..Varying the number of neurons in HVC and RA has little effect on learning time. The model makes specific predictions for the induction of bidirectional long-term plasticity at HVC --> RA synapses...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related spike bursts in HVC are driven by the nucleus interface of the nidopallium
    Richard H R Hahnloser
    Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH ETHZ, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurophysiol 97:423-35. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related neural activity in a premotor and a basal-ganglia pathway of the songbird
    Richard H R Hahnloser
    Institute for Neuroinformatics University of Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurophysiol 96:794-812. 2006
    ..We propose that commonly observed coherency peaks at positive and negative time lags are caused by sequentially correlated HVC activity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Measurement of the linear and nonlinear mechanical properties of the oscine syrinx: implications for function
    Michale S Fee
    Biological Computation Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:829-39. 2002
    ..Implications for mechanisms of frequency tuning are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint An ultra-sparse code underlies the generation of neural sequences in a songbird
    Richard H R Hahnloser
    Biological Computation Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974, USA
    Nature 419:65-70. 2002
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Research Grants9

  1. Neural Basis of Sequence Generation in the Songbird
    MICHALE FEE; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  2. Performance Error Signals in Basal Ganglia-Forebrain Circuits of the Songbird
    Michale S Fee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Disorders of BG circuitry lead to the impairments of serial processing and sequential behaviors observed in Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Huntington's and the tardive syndromes. ..
  3. Neuronal Mechanisms of Motor Exploration in the Songbird
    Michale S Fee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Disorders of BG circuitry lead to the impairments of serial processing and sequential behaviors observed in Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Huntington's and the tardive syndromes. ..
  4. Performance Error Signals in Basal Ganglia-Forebrain Circuits of the Songbird
    Michale S Fee; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Disorders of BG circuitry lead to the impairments of serial processing and sequential behaviors observed in Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Huntington's and the tardive syndromes. ..