SARAH BOTTJER

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Development of auditory-vocal perceptual skills in songbirds
    Vanessa C Miller-Sims
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e52365. 2012
  2. pmc Afferents from vocal motor and respiratory effectors are recruited during vocal production in juvenile songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Neurosci 32:10895-906. 2012
  3. pmc Auditory experience refines cortico-basal ganglia inputs to motor cortex via remapping of single axons during vocal learning in zebra finches
    Vanessa C Miller-Sims
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    J Neurophysiol 107:1142-56. 2012
  4. pmc Conjunction of vocal production and perception regulates expression of the immediate early gene ZENK in a novel cortical region of songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Section of Neurobiology, HNB 218, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    J Neurophysiol 103:1833-42. 2010
  5. pmc Parallel pathways for vocal learning in basal ganglia of songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nat Neurosci 13:153-5. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Silent synapses in a thalamo-cortical circuit necessary for song learning in zebra finches
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Program in Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089, USA
    J Neurophysiol 94:3698-707. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Developmental regulation of basal ganglia circuitry during the sensitive period for vocal learning in songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, HNB 218, 3641 Watt Way, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:395-415. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in neuropeptide staining of song-control nuclei in zebra finch brains
    S W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 2520, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 50:284-303. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint Connections of a motor cortical region in zebra finches: relation to pathways for vocal learning
    S W Bottjer
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Comp Neurol 420:244-60. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Neural strategies for learning during sensitive periods of development
    S W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:917-28. 2002

Research Grants

  1. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2004
  5. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2009
  6. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2001
  7. DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES IN NEURAL CIRCUITS FOR A BEHAVIOR
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 1999
  8. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2002
  9. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2005
  10. International Congress of Neuroethology
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2004

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Development of auditory-vocal perceptual skills in songbirds
    Vanessa C Miller-Sims
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e52365. 2012
    ..The timing of this improvement in the ability to distinguish vocal sounds correlates with our previous work showing substantial refinement of axonal connectivity in cortico-basal ganglia pathways necessary for vocal learning...
  2. pmc Afferents from vocal motor and respiratory effectors are recruited during vocal production in juvenile songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Neurosci 32:10895-906. 2012
    ..Such feedback is likely to play an important role in vocal learning during sensorimotor integration in juvenile birds and in maintaining stereotyped vocal behavior in adults...
  3. pmc Auditory experience refines cortico-basal ganglia inputs to motor cortex via remapping of single axons during vocal learning in zebra finches
    Vanessa C Miller-Sims
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    J Neurophysiol 107:1142-56. 2012
    ..This transient projection provides a point of integration between the two basal ganglia pathways, suggesting that these branches convey corollary discharge signals as birds are actively engaged in learning...
  4. pmc Conjunction of vocal production and perception regulates expression of the immediate early gene ZENK in a novel cortical region of songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Section of Neurobiology, HNB 218, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    J Neurophysiol 103:1833-42. 2010
    ..This pattern indicates that dNCL is a novel brain region involved with vocal learning and that its function is developmentally regulated...
  5. pmc Parallel pathways for vocal learning in basal ganglia of songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nat Neurosci 13:153-5. 2010
    ..We found that lesions in the LMAN(shell) pathway caused no immediate disruption of vocal behavior, but prevented the development of stable vocal sequences and the ability to imitate vocal sounds...
  6. ncbi request reprint Silent synapses in a thalamo-cortical circuit necessary for song learning in zebra finches
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Program in Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089, USA
    J Neurophysiol 94:3698-707. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that a developmental decrease in silent synapses within LMAN may represent a neural correlate of behavioral plasticity during song learning...
  7. ncbi request reprint Developmental regulation of basal ganglia circuitry during the sensitive period for vocal learning in songbirds
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, HNB 218, 3641 Watt Way, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:395-415. 2004
    ..In this article, I describe aspects of both behavioral and neural frameworks that currently inform our thinking about mechanisms underlying vocal learning and behavior in songbirds, and highlight ideas that may need re-examination...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in neuropeptide staining of song-control nuclei in zebra finch brains
    S W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 2520, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 50:284-303. 1997
    ..These dramatic neurochemical sex differences may be directly related to production of learned vocalizations in males, as well as to other aspects of song behavior and courtship...
  9. ncbi request reprint Connections of a motor cortical region in zebra finches: relation to pathways for vocal learning
    S W Bottjer
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Comp Neurol 420:244-60. 2000
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  10. ncbi request reprint Neural strategies for learning during sensitive periods of development
    S W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 2520, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:917-28. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint Development of individual axon arbors in a thalamocortical circuit necessary for song learning in zebra finches
    Soumya Iyengar
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Neurosci 22:901-11. 2002
    ..These developmental changes in DLM axon arbors occur at the height of the sensitive period for vocal learning, and hence may represent either a morphological correlate of song learning or a necessary prerequisite for acquisition of song...
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of auditory experience in the formation of neural circuits underlying vocal learning in zebra finches
    Soumya Iyengar
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Neurosci 22:946-58. 2002
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  13. ncbi request reprint Timing and prediction the code from basal ganglia to thalamus
    Sarah W Bottjer
    Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Neuron 46:4-7. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint Limits on reacquisition of song in adult zebra finches exposed to white noise
    Jason D Zevin
    Program in Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90031, USA
    J Neurosci 24:5849-62. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Age and sex differences in mitotic activity within the zebra finch telencephalon
    Valerie Dewulf
    Program in Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Neurosci 22:4080-94. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Neurogenesis within the juvenile zebra finch telencephalic ventricular zone: a map of proliferative activity
    Valerie Dewulf
    Program in Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    J Comp Neurol 481:70-83. 2005
    ..This result raises the possibility that Area X neurons in males are derived from committed progenitors within the adjacent VZ in close proximity to this nucleus...
  17. ncbi request reprint An immunohistochemical and pathway tracing study of the striatopallidal organization of area X in the male zebra finch
    Anton Reiner
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
    J Comp Neurol 469:239-61. 2004
    ..The present data support the premise that area X contains both striatal and pallidal neurons, with the striatal neurons likely to include SP+ neurons that project to the pallidal neurons...

Research Grants21

  1. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  2. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  4. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results of these experiments will also bear importantly on hypotheses of vocal learning in humans, and may have immediate application to problems of speech perception and production. ..
  5. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The results of these experiments will also bear importantly on hypotheses of vocal learning in humans, and may have immediate application to problems of speech perception and production. ..
  7. DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES IN NEURAL CIRCUITS FOR A BEHAVIOR
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..We will begin to explore this remarkable result by investigating the role of sex hormones on cell division in the telencephalon. ..
  8. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results of these experiments will also bear importantly on hypotheses of vocal learning in humans, and may have immediate application to problems of speech perception and production. ..
  9. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. International Congress of Neuroethology
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Thus, benefits to American scientists in general, and to young investigators in particular, will be the opportunity for exposure to cutting-edge research and techniques from around the World. ..
  11. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  12. DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES IN NEURAL CIRCUITS FOR A BEHAVIOR
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  13. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING
    SARAH BOTTJER; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results of these experiments will also bear importantly on hypotheses of vocal learning in humans, and may have immediate application to problems of speech perception and production. ..