Browsing Cornell University Graduate School by Subject "zebra finch"
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Behavioral, Developmental, and Evolutionary Mechanisms of Socially Guided Vocal Learning of Birdsong (2019-08-30)Songbirds are the most common research model of human speech development, due to parallels in their behavioral, developmental, and neural mechanisms of learning. However, similarities in social influences on vocal learning ...
An Ecological Perspective On Song Learning In The Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia Guttata): The Role Of Social Influences (2013-05-26)Communication is a social act, therefore learning to communicate cannot develop in a social vacuum. This thesis investigates vocal development in a songbird species, the Zebra finch, from an ecological perspective to ...
THE ROLE OF PROLACTIN AND REPRODUCTIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE ONSET OF PARENTAL CARE IN THE ZEBRA FINCH (TAENIOPYGIA GUTTATA) (2017-12-30)Parental care is a widespread phenomenon observed in many diverse taxa and is an important component of fitness. Birds are the largest parental vertebrate clade as 98% of avian species provide some variation of parental ...