Katic K., Morohashi Y. and *Yazaki-Sugiyama Y. Neural Circuit for Social Authentication in Song Learning. Nat. Commun (2022) 13(1):4442. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32207-1

Scarpa G.B., Starrett J..R, Li G..L, Brooks C., Morohashi Y., Yazaki-Sugiyama Y., Remage-Healey L. (2022) Estrogens rapidly shape synaptic and intrinsic properties to regulate the temporal precision of songbird auditory neurons. Cereb Cortex bhac280. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac280


Spool J. A., Macedo-Lima M., Scarpa G., Morohashi Y., Yazaki-Sugiyama Y. and Remage-Healey L. (2021) Genetically-identified neurons in avian auditory pallium mirror core principles of their mammalian counterparts. Curr Biol 31:2831-2843.e6, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.04.039


Kudo T., Morohashi Y. and *Yazaki-Sugiyama Y. (2020) Early Auditory Experience Modifies Neuronal Firing Properties in the Zebra Finch Auditory Cortex. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 14:63. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2020.570174  


Book Chapter: ‘Neural Circuits Underlying Vocal Learning in Songbirds’ in "The Neuroethology of Birdsong", SHAR volume 71 ed. by Sakata S.T., Woolley S.C., Springer, Fay R.R., Popper A.N. (2020), Springer


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Araki M., Bandi M. M. and *Yazaki-Sugiyama Y. Mind the Gap: Neural Coding of Species Identity in Birdsong Prosody. Science 354: 1282-1287
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Yanagihara, S. and *Yazaki-Sugiyama, Y. (2016) Auditory experience dependent cortical circuit shaping for memory formation in bird song learning. Nat. Commun, doi: 10.1038/NCOMMS11946.
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