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It is becoming increasing apparent that the abuse of alcohol during adolescence has long lasting effects of brain and behavior in adulthood. Our studies in a rodent model of intermittent adolescent alcohol exposure to investigate have revealed these changes include alterations in the prefrontal cortex.
"Neurobiological Investigation of Vocal Production Learning in the Mammalian Brain" by Michael Yartsev, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Engineering New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator Helen Wills Institute of Neuroscience Graduate Program UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering University of California at Berkeley
Learning a language is generally considered the crown jewel of human abilities. Yet the core question of ‘What is it about the human mammalian brain that allows us to learn our language?’, remains unresolved. In humans, language acquisition is mediated by a process called ‘vocal learning’. [See Full Description]