Linking Neuroanatomy to the Performance of Learned Behaviors: An Investigation of the Neural Basis of Disordered Vocal Performance
Experience-driven changes in brain structure are the essence of the learning, and learning is the basis of nearly every form of human behavior. For example, through the experience of hearing and rehearsing music to learn an instrument, sensory and motor pathways are built, refined and preserved as a novice becomes an expert. Those processes also underlie how we learn the sounds we use to communicate using speech: we gradually become expert in imitating the sounds we hear performed by others around us, those vocal patterns are preserved throughout adulthood in the structure of sensory and motor ...
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