Neuroscience Program Seminar

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule



Jennifer Lampen

Michigan State University


Neural responses to auditory rhythms in the zebra finch


Rhythm is important in the production of motor sequences such as speech and song. Deficits in rhythm processing have been implicated in a range of human disorders including some that affect speech and language processing, including stuttering, specific language impairment, and dyslexia. Songbirds provide a tractable model for studying the neural underpinnings of rhythm processing due to parallels with humans in neural structures and vocal learning patterns. In the experiments conducted for this dissertation, I investigated the effect of rhythmicity of song stimuli on expression of the immediate early gene ZENK in a number of auditory, song system, and social behavior network nuclei in the adult zebra finch brain. I also investigated development of rhythmic discrimination in the juvenile brain, and estradiol (E2) effects on rhythm perception in adult birds.



Dr. Juli Wadep>


Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 12:30pm

Room 1425 BPS


This seminar will originate from Room 1425 BPS

This seminar is also available for viewing in Secchia Center Room 220



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