NYSCF Innovator Studies Zebra Finch Neurons During Song Production

NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Dr. Michael Long, NYU School of Medicine, published the latest research out of his lab in Neuron describing neuronal behavior in Zebra Finches. Using two different methods, Dr. Long and his research team showed that premotor cortical activity in the brains of singing finches does not reflect ongoing song-related movement but, instead, appears to form an abstract population sequence during song performance.

Studying the complex neuronal connections that enable behavior and movement will ultimately lead to breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of both the healthy human brain and neuronal diseases.

Read the paper in Neuron

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Learning & Memory, Neurobiology

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