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    Michael Brainard, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPhysiology
    Address675 Nelson Rising lane
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-502-7344

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      1. Brainard MS, Fitch WT. Editorial overview: Communication and language: Animal communication and human language. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2014 Oct; 28:v-viii.
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      2. Bouchard KE, Brainard MS. Neural encoding and integration of learned probabilistic sequences in avian sensory-motor circuitry. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 6; 33(45):17710-23.
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      3. Brainard MS, Doupe AJ. Translating birdsong: songbirds as a model for basic and applied medical research. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2013 Jul 8; 36:489-517.
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      4. Sober SJ, Brainard MS. Vocal learning is constrained by the statistics of sensorimotor experience. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 18; 109(51):21099-103.
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      5. Warren TL, Charlesworth JD, Tumer EC, Brainard MS. Variable sequencing is actively maintained in a well learned motor skill. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 31; 32(44):15414-25.
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      6. Charlesworth JD, Warren TL, Brainard MS. Covert skill learning in a cortical-basal ganglia circuit. Nature. 2012 Jun 14; 486(7402):251-5.
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      7. Warren TL, Tumer EC, Charlesworth JD, Brainard MS. Mechanisms and time course of vocal learning and consolidation in the adult songbird. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Oct; 106(4):1806-21.
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      8. Charlesworth JD, Tumer EC, Warren TL, Brainard MS. Learning the microstructure of successful behavior. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Mar; 14(3):373-80.
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      9. Wohlgemuth MJ, Sober SJ, Brainard MS. Linked control of syllable sequence and phonology in birdsong. J Neurosci. 2010 Sep 29; 30(39):12936-49.
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      10. Sakata JT, Brainard MS. Social context rapidly modulates the influence of auditory feedback on avian vocal motor control. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Oct; 102(4):2485-97.
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      11. Sober SJ, Brainard MS. Adult birdsong is actively maintained by error correction. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Jul; 12(7):927-31.
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      12. Hampton CM, Sakata JT, Brainard MS. An avian basal ganglia-forebrain circuit contributes differentially to syllable versus sequence variability of adult Bengalese finch song. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Jun; 101(6):3235-45.
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      13. Sakata JT, Brainard MS. Online contributions of auditory feedback to neural activity in avian song control circuitry. J Neurosci. 2008 Oct 29; 28(44):11378-90.
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      14. Sober SJ, Wohlgemuth MJ, Brainard MS. Central contributions to acoustic variation in birdsong. J Neurosci. 2008 Oct 8; 28(41):10370-9.
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      15. Sakata JT, Hampton CM, Brainard MS. Social modulation of sequence and syllable variability in adult birdsong. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Apr; 99(4):1700-11.
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      16. Tumer EC, Brainard MS. Performance variability enables adaptive plasticity of 'crystallized' adult birdsong. Nature. 2007 Dec 20; 450(7173):1240-4.
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      17. Sakata JT, Brainard MS. Real-time contributions of auditory feedback to avian vocal motor control. J Neurosci. 2006 Sep 20; 26(38):9619-28.
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      18. Kao MH, Brainard MS. Lesions of an avian basal ganglia circuit prevent context-dependent changes to song variability. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Sep; 96(3):1441-55.
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      19. Kao MH, Doupe AJ, Brainard MS. Contributions of an avian basal ganglia-forebrain circuit to real-time modulation of song. Nature. 2005 Feb 10; 433(7026):638-43.
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      20. Brainard MS. Contributions of the anterior forebrain pathway to vocal plasticity. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Jun; 1016:377-94.
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      21. Brainard MS, Doupe AJ. What songbirds teach us about learning. Nature. 2002 May 16; 417(6886):351-8.
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      22. Brainard MS, Doupe AJ. Postlearning consolidation of birdsong: stabilizing effects of age and anterior forebrain lesions. J Neurosci. 2001 Apr 1; 21(7):2501-17.
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      23. Solis MM, Brainard MS, Hessler NA, Doupe AJ. Song selectivity and sensorimotor signals in vocal learning and production. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Oct 24; 97(22):11836-42.
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      24. Brainard MS, Doupe AJ. Auditory feedback in learning and maintenance of vocal behaviour. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2000 Oct; 1(1):31-40.
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      25. Brainard MS, Doupe AJ. Interruption of a basal ganglia-forebrain circuit prevents plasticity of learned vocalizations. Nature. 2000 Apr 13; 404(6779):762-6.
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      26. Brainard MS, Knudsen EI. Images in neuroscience. Brain development, V: Experience affects brain development. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Aug; 155(8):1000.
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      27. Brainard MS, Knudsen EI. Sensitive periods for visual calibration of the auditory space map in the barn owl optic tectum. J Neurosci. 1998 May 15; 18(10):3929-42.
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      28. Feldman DE, Brainard MS, Knudsen EI. Newly learned auditory responses mediated by NMDA receptors in the owl inferior colliculus. Science. 1996 Jan 26; 271(5248):525-8.
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      29. Brainard MS, Knudsen EI. Dynamics of visually guided auditory plasticity in the optic tectum of the barn owl. J Neurophysiol. 1995 Feb; 73(2):595-614.
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      30. Knudsen EI, Brainard MS. Creating a unified representation of visual and auditory space in the brain. Annu Rev Neurosci. 1995; 18:19-43.
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      31. Brainard MS. Neural substrates of sound localization. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1994 Aug; 4(4):557-62.
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      32. Brainard MS, Knudsen EI. Experience-dependent plasticity in the inferior colliculus: a site for visual calibration of the neural representation of auditory space in the barn owl. J Neurosci. 1993 Nov; 13(11):4589-608.
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      33. Brainard MS, Knudsen EI, Esterly SD. Neural derivation of sound source location: resolution of spatial ambiguities in binaural cues. J Acoust Soc Am. 1992 Feb; 91(2):1015-27.
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      34. Knudsen EI, Brainard MS. Visual instruction of the neural map of auditory space in the developing optic tectum. Science. 1991 Jul 5; 253(5015):85-7.
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      35. Zagotta WN, Brainard MS, Aldrich RW. Single-channel analysis of four distinct classes of potassium channels in Drosophila muscle. J Neurosci. 1988 Dec; 8(12):4765-79.
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