User:Eugene M. Izhikevich/Proposed/Models of birdsong (learning)
Dr. Michale Fee accepted the invitation on 25 May 2009 (self-imposed deadline: 25 February 2010).
Models of birdsong (learning) refers to ... Just the way a human child learns to speak the language of its parents, a young songbird learns to imitate the song of its parents. Figuring out how the neural circuits in the songbird brain achieve this remarkable feat has turned out to be an exciting and productive challenge in the field of neuroscience. This article will review some of the basics of the vocal learning in songbirds and the brain circuitry that underlies it. I will then summarize some important recent experimental and theoretical findings.