Recommended Readings: Erich Jarvis, Ph.D. Friday March 2nd, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 2nd, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Erich Jarvis, Ph.D.

Professor and Head

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language

The Rockefeller University

Insights from non-human animals into the neurobiology of spoken language 

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Jordana Cepelewicz. In Birds’ Songs, Brains and Genes, He Finds Clues to Speech. (2018, Jan 30). Quanta Magazine

Empirical Articles

Lei, Huimeng; Yan, Zhangming; Sun, Xiaohong; et al. (2017). Axon guidance pathways served as common targets for human speech/language evolution and related disorders. BRAIN AND LANGUAGE. 174: 1-8

Korlach, Jonas; Gedman, Gregory; Kingan, Sarah B.; et al. (2017). De novo PacBio long-read and phased avian genome assemblies correct and add to reference genes generated with intermediate and short reads. GIGASCIENCE. 6 (10)

Chabout, Jonathan; Jones-Macopson, Joshua; Jarvis, Erich D. (2017). Eliciting and Analyzing Male Mouse Ultrasonic Vocalization (USV) Songs. JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS. 123  

Chabout, Jonathan; Sarkar, Abhra; Patel, Sheel R.; et al. (2016). A Foxp2 Mutation Implicated in Human Speech Deficits Alters Sequencing of Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Adult Male Mice. FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE. 10   

Jarvis, Erich D.; Mirarab, Siavash; Aberer, Andre J.; et al. (2014). Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. SCIENCE. 346 (6215): 1320-1331

Pfenning, Andreas R.; Hara, Erina; Whitney, Osceola; et al. (2014). Convergent transcriptional specializations in the brains of humans and song-learning birds. SCIENCE. 346 (6215): 1333-+

Review Papers

Theofanopoulou, Constantina; Boeckx, Cedric; Jarvis, Erich D. (2017). A hypothesis on a role of oxytocin in the social mechanisms of speech and vocal learning. PNAS. 284 (1861)

Simonyan, Kristina; Horwitz, Barry; Jarvis, Erich D. (2012). Dopamine regulation of human speech and bird song: A critical review. BRAIN AND LANGUAGE. 122 (3): 142-150

Book Chapter

Jarvis, Erich D. (2016). Perspectives from the Avian Phylogenomics Project: Questions that Can Be Answered with Sequencing All Genomes of a Vertebrate Class. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ANIMAL BIOSCIENCES. 4: 45-59


Related Readings: Constance Scharff, Ph.D.

Special Seminar Series

Gene Function Studies in Songbirds:

Case Study FoxP2

Constance Scharff, Ph.D.

University Professor of Animal Behavior

Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy

Free University of Berlin;

Neurobiology Group Leader

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

3:45 – Refreshments

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Seminar

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Second Floor, Welch Hall

Recommended Articles:

Haesler, S., Rochefort, C., Georgi, B., Licznerski, P., Osten, P., Scharff, C. 2007. Incomplete and inaccurate vocal imitation after knockdown of FoxP2 in songbird basal ganglia nucleus area X. PLoS Biology 5(12):2885-2897.

Rochefort, C., He, X., Scotto-Lomassese, S., Scharff, C. 2007. Recruitment of FoxP2-expressing neurons to area X varies during song development. Developmental Neurobiology 67(6)809-817.

White, S.A., Fisher, S.E., Geschwind, D.H., Scharff, C., Holy, T.E. 2006. Singing mice, songbirds, and more: Models for FOXP2 function and dysfunction in human speech and language. Journal of Neuroscience 26(41):10376-10379.

Teramitsu, I., White, S.A. 2006. FoxP2 regulation during undirected singing in adult songbirds. Journal of Neuroscience 26(28):7390-7394.

Scharff, C., Haesler, S. 2005. FoxP2 in song-learning birds and vocal-learning mammals. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 15 (6):694-703.

Scharff, C., White, S.A. 2004. Genetic components of vocal learning. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1016:325-347.

Teramitsu, I., Kudo, L.C., London, S.E., Geschwind, D.H., White, S.A. 2004. Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 Expression in Songbird and Human Brain Predicts Functional Interaction. Journal of Neuroscience 24(13):3152-3163.

Haesler, S., Wada, K., Nshdejan, A., Morrisey, E.E., Lints, T., Jarvis, E.D., Scharff, C. 2004. FoxP2 Expression in Avian Vocal Learners and Non-Learners. Journal of Neuroscience 24(13):3164-3175.