Lookup NU author(s): Professor Christopher Petkov
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The primate basal ganglia are fundamental to Ackermann et al.'s proposal. However, primates and rodents are models for human cognitive functions involving basal ganglia circuits, and links between striatal function and vocal communication come from songbirds. We suggest that the proposal is better integrated in cognitive and/or motor theories on spoken language origins and with more analogous nonhuman animal models.
Author(s): Petkov CI, Jarvis ED
Publication type: Editorial
Publication status: Published
Journal: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Print publication date: 17/12/2014
Online publication date: 17/12/2014
ISSN (print): 0140-525X
ISSN (electronic): 1469-1825
Publisher: Cambridge University Press