ELIOT BRENOWITZ

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Testosterone and brain-derived neurotrophic factor interactions in the avian song control system
    E A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Neuroscience 239:115-23. 2013
  2. pmc The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution
    Kirstin Replogle
    Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:131. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Auditory feedback and song production do not regulate seasonal growth of song control circuits in adult white-crowned sparrows
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, and The Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 1525, USA
    J Neurosci 27:6810-4. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Afferent input is necessary for seasonal growth and maintenance of adult avian song control circuits
    E A Brenowitz
    Departments of Psychology and Zoology and Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 1525, USA
    J Neurosci 21:2320-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Song learning in birds: diversity and plasticity, opportunities and challenges
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Departments of Psychology and Biology, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Trends Neurosci 28:127-32. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Plasticity of the adult avian song control system
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:560-85. 2004
  7. pmc Act locally and think globally: intracerebral testosterone implants induce seasonal-like growth of adult avian song control circuits
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Departments of Psychology and Zoology, and Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Box 351525, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:12421-6. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Birdsong: integrating physics, physiology, and behavior
    E A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:827-8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Seasonal-like plasticity of spontaneous firing rate in a songbird pre-motor nucleus
    Kevin H J Park
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
    J Neurobiol 64:181-91. 2005
  10. pmc Plastic and stable electrophysiological properties of adult avian forebrain song-control neurons across changing breeding conditions
    John Meitzen
    Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Neurosci 29:6558-67. 2009

Research Grants

  1. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Plasticity of Vocal Control
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2005
  5. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2004
  6. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2003
  7. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2002
  8. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2001
  9. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2000
  10. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 1999

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Testosterone and brain-derived neurotrophic factor interactions in the avian song control system
    E A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Neuroscience 239:115-23. 2013
    ..The functional linkage of sex steroids to BDNF may be of adaptive value in regulating the trophic effects of the neurotrophin in sexually dimorphic and reproductively relevant contexts...
  2. pmc The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution
    Kirstin Replogle
    Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:131. 2008
    ..In response, we developed a core set of genomic tools and a novel collaborative strategy to probe gene expression in diverse songbird species and natural contexts...
  3. ncbi request reprint Auditory feedback and song production do not regulate seasonal growth of song control circuits in adult white-crowned sparrows
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, and The Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 1525, USA
    J Neurosci 27:6810-4. 2007
    ..These results suggest that neither auditory input nor high rates of song production are necessary for seasonal growth of the adult song control system in this species...
  4. ncbi request reprint Afferent input is necessary for seasonal growth and maintenance of adult avian song control circuits
    E A Brenowitz
    Departments of Psychology and Zoology and Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 1525, USA
    J Neurosci 21:2320-9. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Song learning in birds: diversity and plasticity, opportunities and challenges
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Departments of Psychology and Biology, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Trends Neurosci 28:127-32. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Plasticity of the adult avian song control system
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:560-85. 2004
    ..The synaptic plasticity that accompanies seasonal changes in the song system may have acted as a preadaptation that enabled the evolution of adult song learning in some species of birds...
  7. pmc Act locally and think globally: intracerebral testosterone implants induce seasonal-like growth of adult avian song control circuits
    Eliot A Brenowitz
    Departments of Psychology and Zoology, and Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Box 351525, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:12421-6. 2002
    ..These results suggest that seasonal growth of the adult song circuits results from T acting directly on HVc, which then stimulates the growth of RA and area X transynaptically...
  8. ncbi request reprint Birdsong: integrating physics, physiology, and behavior
    E A Brenowitz
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:827-8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Seasonal-like plasticity of spontaneous firing rate in a songbird pre-motor nucleus
    Kevin H J Park
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
    J Neurobiol 64:181-91. 2005
    ..Thus, neurons in the song circuit exhibit both morphological and physiological adult seasonal plasticity...
  10. pmc Plastic and stable electrophysiological properties of adult avian forebrain song-control neurons across changing breeding conditions
    John Meitzen
    Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Neurosci 29:6558-67. 2009
    ..These results provide a valuable framework for integrating how steroid hormones modulate cellular physiology to change behavior...
  11. pmc The role of neurotrophins in the seasonal-like growth of the avian song control system
    Anne Marie Wissman
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Neurosci 29:6461-71. 2009
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  12. pmc Peripheral auditory processing changes seasonally in Gambel's white-crowned sparrow
    Melissa L Caras
    Neurobiology and Behavior Graduate Program, University of Washington, Mail Stop 351525, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 196:581-99. 2010
    ..These results suggest that seasons and hormones impact auditory processing as well as vocal production in wild songbirds...
  13. pmc Time course of changes in Gambel's white-crowned sparrow song behavior following transitions in breeding condition
    John Meitzen
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Horm Behav 55:217-27. 2009
    ..Song rate declined precipitously. These results suggest that while song rate changes quickly, song phonology changes more slowly, generally following or in parallel with previously investigated changes in the neural substrate...
  14. ncbi request reprint Steroid hormones act transsynaptically within the forebrain to regulate neuronal phenotype and song stereotypy
    John Meitzen
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Neurosci 27:12045-57. 2007
    ..This novel transsynaptic effect of gonadal steroids on activity and morphology of RA neurons is part of a concerted change in key premotor nuclei, enabling stereotyped song...
  15. pmc Rapid seasonal-like regression of the adult avian song control system
    Christopher K Thompson
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:15520-5. 2007
    ..These results reveal that the rapid regression of the song control system provides a model for the important role sex steroid hormones play in mediating adult neural plasticity and in neuroprotection...
  16. pmc Caspase inhibitor infusion protects an avian song control circuit from seasonal-like neurodegeneration
    Christopher K Thompson
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 1525, USA
    J Neurosci 28:7130-6. 2008
    ..These results strengthen the case for the possible therapeutic use of caspase inhibitors under certain neurodegenerative conditions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Seasonal changes in intrinsic electrophysiological activity of song control neurons in wild song sparrows
    John Meitzen
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:677-83. 2007
    ..We conclude that environmental cues are sufficient to induce seasonal changes in electrophysiological properties of song control neurons, and that changes in these properties may underlie seasonal changes in song behavior...
  18. ncbi request reprint Seasonal changes in avian song control circuits do not cause seasonal changes in song discrimination in song sparrows
    Brendan J Reeves
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Neurobiol 57:119-29. 2003
    ..These results suggest that seasonal changes in the song control system do not affect birds' ability to make difficult song discriminations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Seasonal change in neuron size and spacing but not neuronal recruitment in a basal ganglia nucleus in the avian song control system
    Christopher K Thompson
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 1800, USA
    J Comp Neurol 481:276-83. 2005
    ..These results demonstrate that seasonal plasticity in Area X includes changes in neuron size and neuronal density, but not changes in the rate at which new neurons are recruited...
  20. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional analysis of avian song control nuclei
    George E Bentley
    Department of Psychology, and Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Box 351525, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    J Neurosci Methods 121:75-80. 2002
    ..Used in conjunction with 2-D analysis, the 3-D method will aid investigations of the song system and contribute to the understanding of its regulation by hormones...
  21. pmc Neurogenesis in an adult avian song nucleus is reduced by decreasing caspase-mediated apoptosis
    Christopher K Thompson
    Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525, USA
    J Neurosci 29:4586-91. 2009
    ..Our results are the first to show that reducing neuronal death in the adult brain decreases the recruitment of new neurons...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) increases territorial song and the size of an associated brain region in a male songbird
    Kiran K Soma
    Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Horm Behav 41:203-12. 2002
    ..The data are consistent with the hypothesis that DHEA regulates territorial behavior, especially in the nonbreeding season, when plasma T is basal...
  23. ncbi request reprint Plasticity of the avian song control system in response to localized environmental cues in an equatorial songbird
    Ignacio T Moore
    Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0406, USA
    J Neurosci 24:10182-5. 2004
    ..These results demonstrate the sensitivity of the brain and its ability to use a variety of environmental cues to coordinate seasonal plasticity and reproduction...
  24. ncbi request reprint Seasonal regulation of NMDA receptor NR2B mRNA in the adult canary song system
    Tryambak D Singh
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA
    J Neurobiol 54:593-603. 2003
    ..Our data support the hypothesis that changes in NMDAR subunit expression may contribute to the neural and behavioral reorganization that accompanies seasonal song remodeling in adulthood...
  25. ncbi request reprint Estrogen contributes to seasonal plasticity of the adult avian song control system
    Kiran K Soma
    Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1527, USA
    J Neurobiol 58:413-22. 2004
    ..This study demonstrates that estrogen can affect adult neural plasticity on a gross anatomical scale and is the first examination of estrogen effects on the brain of a wild animal...
  26. ncbi request reprint Androgens and estrogens induce seasonal-like growth of song nuclei in the adult songbird brain
    Anthony D Tramontin
    Department of Neurosurgery Research, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurobiol 57:130-40. 2003
    ..These data also suggest that T's effects on seasonal song nucleus growth may depend, in part, upon enzymatic conversion of T to bioactive metabolites...

Research Grants15

  1. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Plasticity of Vocal Control
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results of the proposed studies will increase our understanding of the influences of steroid hormones and social stimuli on the nervous system, and the relationship between plasticity in the adult brain and learning. ..
  3. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results of the proposed studies will increase our understanding of steroid hormonal and social influences on the nervous system, and of the relationship between plasticity in the adult brain and learning. ..
  6. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results of the proposed studies will increase our understanding of steroid hormonal and social influences on the nervous system, and of the relationship between plasticity in the adult brain and learning. ..
  7. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results of the proposed studies will increase our understanding of steroid hormonal and social influences on the nervous system, and of the relationship between plasticity in the adult brain and learning. ..
  8. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The results of the proposed studies will increase our understanding of steroid hormonal and social influences on the nervous system, and of the relationship between plasticity in the adult brain and learning. ..
  9. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The results of the proposed studies will increase our understanding of steroid hormonal and social influences on the nervous system, and of the relationship between plasticity in the adult brain and learning. ..
  10. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The results of the proposed studies will increase our understanding of steroid hormonal influences on the nervous system, and of the relationship between plasticity in the adult brain and learning. ..
  11. COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF VOCAL CONTROL
    ELIOT BRENOWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..