Birdsong Learning

author: Terrence J. Sejnowski, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
published: Aug. 26, 2009,   recorded: June 2009,   views: 4113


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Zebra finch are born in the spring when they are exposed to a con-specific male song. Later in the spring the bird begins to vocalize and the song gradually converges to the tutor song. There is increasing evidence that birdsong learning occurs through associative reward-penalty reinforcement learning.

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