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Presentation 2022-06-17 13:00
Characterization of Audio-Vocal Mirror Neurons in The Songbird Basal Ganglia
Yuka Suzuki (The Univ. of Tokyo), Shin Yanagihara, Kazuo Okanoya (Teikyo Univ.) SP2022-5
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(in English) Integration of auditory and vocal-motor information is essential for songbirds to learn a song. Neurons in the premotor nucleus (HVC), which project to the basal ganglia (Area X), fire both when a bird is singing and when it is listening to its own song. Since such audio-vocal mirror neurons may play an important role in integrating auditory and vocal-motor information, we examined whether Area X of Bengalese finches also have audio-vocal mirror neurons. The result showed that medium spiny neurons (MSNs) and internal Globus Pallidus (GPi) neurons exhibited properties of audio-vocal mirror neurons. This suggests that the process to integrate auditory and vocal-motor information take place in Area X.
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(in English) Songbird / Basal Ganglia / Cortico-Basal Ganglia Circuitry / Audio-Vocal Mirror Neuron / Vocal Learning / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 122, no. 81, SP2022-5, pp. 14-17, June 2022.
Paper # SP2022-5 
Date of Issue 2022-06-10 (SP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2022-06-17 - 2022-06-18 
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Conference Code 2022-06-SP-MUS-SLP 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Characterization of Audio-Vocal Mirror Neurons in The Songbird Basal Ganglia 
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Keyword(1) Songbird  
Keyword(2) Basal Ganglia  
Keyword(3) Cortico-Basal Ganglia Circuitry  
Keyword(4) Audio-Vocal Mirror Neuron  
Keyword(5) Vocal Learning  
1st Author's Name Yuka Suzuki  
1st Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo (The Univ. of Tokyo)
2nd Author's Name Shin Yanagihara  
2nd Author's Affiliation Teikyo University (Teikyo Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Kazuo Okanoya  
3rd Author's Affiliation Teikyo University (Teikyo Univ.)
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Date Time 2022-06-17 13:00:00 
Presentation Time 120 
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Paper # SP2022-5 
Volume (vol) 122 
Number (no) no.81 
Page pp.14-17 
Date of Issue 2022-06-10 (SP) 

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