Discrete Evaluative and Premotor Circuits Enable Vocal Learning in Songbirds

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Mooney Research

The Mooney lab combined behavioral and optogenetic methods to identify two afferents to the ventral tegmental area (VTA) that serve evaluative roles in syllable-specific learning and to establish that downstream cortico-basal ganglia circuits serve a learning role that is only premotor. Read more