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Dr. Frank Johnson


University of California, Riverside, 1989

 

Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience

 
 
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Research Interests

Research focuses on the functional architecture of a brain-wide network that controls vocal imitation in an animal model for human speech learning.



Current Research

An inter-disciplinary research program examines the interplay of cortical and basal ganglia circuitry during juvenile vocal learning and seeks to delineate the intrinsic network architecture of a brain region that directs the production of learned vocal sequences.



Selected Publications

Articles

Thompson JA, Basista MJ, Wu W, Bertram R, Johnson, F. (2011) Dual pre-motor contribution to songbird syllable variation. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31:322-30.

Wu W, Thompson JA, Bertram R, Johnson, F. (2008) A statistical method for quantifying songbird phonology and syntax. The Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 174:147-54.

Thompson JA, Wu W, Bertram R, Johnson, F. (2007) Auditory-dependent vocal recovery in adult male zebra finches is facilitated by lesion of a forebrain pathway that includes the basal ganglia. The Journal of Neuroscience. 27:12308-20.

Thompson JA, Johnson, F. (2007) HVC microlesions do not destabilize the vocal patterns of adult male zebra finches with prior ablation of LMAN. Developmental Neurobiology 67:205-18.


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