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Regulation of Vocal Precision by Noradrenergic Modulation of a Motor Nucleus

November 11, 2020

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"Regulation of vocal precision by noradrenergic modulation of a motor nucleus"

 

In this podcast, Editor-in-Chief, Nino Ramirez talks with Dr. Marc Schmidt (University of Pennsylvania) about his Research Article which explores recent theories of norepinephrine (NE) function regarding the stimulation of the norepinephrine function that NE can act directly on the motor system to influence the transition between exploratory and exploitative behavioral strategies.  Learn how the songbird can act directly on a "cortical" motor area and cause a switch between  exploratory and exploitative behavior.   Read the article:   

"Regulation of vocal precision by noradrenergic modulation of a motor nucleus"

Marc F Schmidt, Zachary Phillip Sheldon, Christina B. Castelino, Chris M. Glaze, Steve Bibu, Elvina Yau

DOI: 10.1152/jn.00154.2020 

 

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