Nonlinear dynamics in the study of birdsong

Mindlin, Gabriel B.
September 2017
Chaos;2017, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p1
Academic Journal
Birdsong, a rich and complex behavior, is a stellar model to understand a variety of biological problems, from motor control to learning. It also enables us to study how behavior emerges when a nervous system, a biomechanical device and the environment interact. In this review, I will show that many questions in the field can benefit from the approach of nonlinear dynamics, and how birdsong can inspire new directions for research in dynamics.


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