Christian J Monroy Hernandez's research while affiliated with Howard Hughes Medical Institute and other places

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The flexible control of sequential behavior is a fundamental aspect of speech, enabling endless reordering of a limited set of learned vocal elements (syllables or words). Songbirds are phylogenetically distant from humans but share both the capacity for vocal learning and neural circuitry for vocal control that includes direct pallial-brainstem pr...
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The flexible control of sequential behavior is a fundamental aspect of speech, enabling endless reordering of a limited set of learned vocal elements (i.e. syllables or words). Songbirds are phylogenetically distant from humans, but share the capacity for vocal learning as well as neural circuitry for vocal control that includes direct cortical-bra...

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... Conversely, rapid adaptation in response to changing environmental contexts has been demonstrated in both birdsong [67][68][69] and human speech [70]. This apparent plasticity of a well learned, crystalized behavior suggests that vocalization may be controlled by a "malleable template," in which trial-by-trial variability is used to adapt learned behaviors [71]. ...