3. Publications

Selected publications:

  • James, L.S., Sun, H., Wada, K., and Sakata, J.T.  (submitted)  Statistical learning for vocal sequence acquisition in a songbird.
  • Fan, R., James, L.S., and Sakata, J.T.  (submitted)  Effectiveness of video playbacks to investigate the social modulation of vocal performance and motivation.
  • Garg, A., Karwowski, J.A.C., Powell, M., Sakata, J.T., Li-Jessen, N.Y.K.  (submitted). Multi-parametric flow cytometry for cell phenotyping in surgical vocal fold injuries
  • Dai, J.B., Chen, Y., and Sakata, J.T.  2018.  EGR-1 Expression in Catecholamine-synthesizing Neurons Reflects Auditory Learning and Correlates with Responses in Auditory Processing Areas.  Neuroscience 379: 415-427.
  • James, L.S., Dai, J.B., and Sakata, J.T.  2018. Ability to modulate birdsong across social contexts develops without imitative social learning. Biology Letters 14 (3), 20170777.
  • James, L.J. and Sakata, J.T.  2017.  Learning biases underlie “universals” in vocal sequencing.  Current Biology 27: 3676-3682.e4.
  • Murphy, K., James, L.S., Sakata, J.T., Prather, J.F. 2017. Advantages of Comparative Studies in Songbirds to Understand the Neural Basis of Sensorimotor Integration.  Journal of Neurophysiology.
  • Chen, Y., Matheson, L.E., and Sakata, J.T.  2016.  Mechanisms underlying the social enhancement of vocal learning in songbirds.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 66416646.
  • Toccalino, D.C., Sun, H., and Sakata, J.T.  2016.  Rapid and persistent formation of social memories in the songbird, the Bengalese finch (Lonchura striata var. domestica).  Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. June 14 2016.
  • Matheson, L.E., Sun, H., and Sakata, J.T. 2016.  Forebrain circuits underlying the social modulation of vocal communication signals.  Developmental Neurobiology 76: 47-63.
  • Matheson, A.M.M. and Sakata, J.T.  2015.  Relationship between the sequencing and timing of vocal motor elements in birdsong.  PLoS ONE 10: e0143203
  • James, L.S. and Sakata, J.T. 2015.  Predicting plasticity: acute context-dependent vocal performance predict long-term age-dependent changes to adult birdsong. Journal of Neurophysiology. 114: 2328-2339. 
  • Matheson, L.E. and Sakata, J.T.  2015. Catecholaminergic contributions to vocal communication signals.  European Journal of Neuroscience 41: 1180-1194.
  • James, L.S. and Sakata, J.T. 2014. Vocal motor changes beyond the sensitive period for vocal plasticity.  Journal of Neurophysiology, 112: 2040-52.
  • Sakata, J.T. and Vehrencamp, S.L. 2012. Integrating perspectives on vocal performance and consistency. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215: 201-209. 
  • Sakata, J.T., and Brainard, M.S. 2009. Social context rapidly modulates the influence of auditory feedback on avian vocal motor control. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102: 2485-2497.
  • Hampton, C.M., Sakata, J.T., and Brainard, M.S. 2009. An avian basal ganglia-forebrain circuit contributes differentially to syllable versus sequence variability of adult Bengalese finch song. Journal of Neurophysiology, 101: 3235-3245.
  • Sakata, J.T., and Brainard, M.S. 2008. Online contributions of auditory feedback to neuronal activity in avian song control circuitry. Journal of Neuroscience 28: 11378-11390.
  • Sakata, J.T., Hampton, C.M., and Brainard, M.S. 2008. Social modulation of sequence and syllable variability in adult birdsong.Journal of Neurophysiology 99: 1700-1711.
  • Sakata, J.T.., and Brainard, M.S. 2006. Real-time contributions of auditory feedback to avian vocal motor control. Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 9619-9628.
  • Sakata, J.T., Crews, D, and Gonzalez-Lima, F. 2005. Behavioral correlates of experience-dependent changes in neural metabolism.Brain Research Reviews, 48: 1-15.
  • Sakata, J.T. and Crews, D. 2004. Developmental sculpting of social phenotype and plasticity. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 28: 95-112.
  • Sakata, J.T. and Crews, D. 2003. Embryonic temperature shapes behavioural plasticity following social experience in male leopard geckos, Eublepharis maculariusAnimal Behaviour, 66: 839-846.

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