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tags: animal cognition, animal communication, animal behavior, birds, parrots, Alex and me, Irene Pepperberg, book review He was not ours, he was not mine. Thank you for sharing him with us. He brought us much joy. We loved him well. – Irene Pepperberg (p. 226), modified from Karen Blixen’s eulogy for Denys Finch-Hatton in Out…

Singing in Slow Motion

tags: neurobiology, neuroscience, animal communication, birdsong, premotor nucleus HVC, brain temperature, neural circuitry, motor behaviors, bioacoustics Captive-bred Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata, at Bodelwyddan Castle Aviary, Denbighshire, Wales. Image: Adrian Pingstone/Wikipedia [larger view]. Birdsong is the primary model system that helps scientists understand how the brain produces complex sequences of learned behavior, such as playing the…