• Fukushima M, Margoliash D. The effects of delayed auditory feedback revealed by bone conduction microphone in adult zebra finches. Sci Rep. 2015 Mar 5;5:8800. doi: 10.1038/srep08800. PMID: 25739659


  • Brawn TP, Margoliash D. A bird’s-eye view of sleep-dependent memory consolidation. In: Sleep, Neuronal Plasticity and Brain Function (Eds. Benca RM, Abel T, Meerlo P) Springer. In press.
  • Meliza CD, Kostuk M, Huang H, Nogaret A, Margoliash D, Abarbanel HDI (2014) Estimating parameters and predicting membrane voltages with conductance-based neuron models. Biol Cybern, 108:495–516. PMID: 24962080 PDF
  • Knowlton C, Meliza CD, Margoliash D, Abarbanel HDI (2014) Dynamical estimation of neuron and network properties III: Network analysis using neuron spike times. Biol Cybern 108:261–273. PMID: 24760370 PDF


  • Tchernichovski O, Margoliash D (2013) Time scales of vocal learning in songbirds. In: Animal Models of Speech and Language Disorders (Ed. Santosh H) Springer, pp. 43-60.PDF
  • Fenn KM, Margoliash D, Nusbaum HC (2013) Sleep restores loss of generalized but not rote learning of synthetic speech. Cognition, 128:280-286. PMID: 23747650 PDF
  • Amador A, Margoliash D (2013) A mechanism for frequency modulation in songbirds shared with humans. J Neurosci, 33(27):11136-11144. PMID: 23825417 PDF
  • Brawn TP, Nusbaum HC, Margoliash D (2013) Sleep consolidation of interfering auditory memories in starlings.Psych Sci, 24(4):439 - 447. PMID: 23436785 PDF
  • Amador A, Perl YS, Mindlin G, Margoliash D (2013) Elemental gesture dynamics are encoded by song premotor cortical neurons. Nature, 495:59-64. PMID: 23446354 PDF


  • Meliza CD, Margoliash D (2012) Emergence of selectivity and tolerance in the avian auditory cortex. J Neurosci, 32:15158-15168. PMID: 23100437 PDF
  • Margoliash D, Brawn TP (2012) Sleep and learning in birds: rats! There’s more to sleep. In: Brain Activity in Sleep (Ed. Frank, MG) Elsevier, Academic Press, Oxford, pp. 109-146.PDF
  • Adret P, Meliza CD, Margoliash D (2012) Song tutoring in pre-singing zebra finch juveniles biases higher-order song selective neurons towards the tutor song, J Neurophysiol 108:1977-1987. PMID: 22786956 PDF
  • Lusignan M, Margoliash D (2012) Song learning and sleep. In: Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (Ed. Seel, N.), Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 1065. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6 PDF
  • Kostuk M, Toth BA, Meliza CD, Margoliash D, Abarbanel HDI (2012) Dynamical estimation of neuron and network properties II: Path integral Monte Carlo methods. Biol Cybern 106:155-167 PMID: 22526358 PDF


  • Toth BA, Kostuk M, Meliza CD, Margoliash D, Abarbanel HDI (2011) Dynamical estimation of neuron and network properties I: Variational methods. Biol Cybern 105:217–237 PMID:21986979 PDF
  • Wheeler BC, Searcy WA, Christiansen MH, Corballis MC, Fischer J, Grüter C, Margoliash D, Owren MJ, Price T, Seyfarth R, Wild M (2011) Communication. In: Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition (Eds. Menzel R, Fischer J). Strüngmann Forum Report, vol. 8, Lupp J, series ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. PDF
  • Bloomfield, TC, Gentner TQ, Margoliash D (2011) What birds have to say about language. Nat Neuro 14:947-948. PMID:21792190 PDF
  • Amador A, Margoliash D (2010) Auditory memories and feedback processing for vocal learning. In: Auditory Cortex (Eds. Winer JA, Schreiner CE). Elsevier, pp. 561-575. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0074-6_26 PDF


  • Shea SD, Margoliash D (2010). Behavioral state-dependent reconfiguration of song-related network activity and cholinergic systems. J Chem Neuro 39:132–140. PMID: 19853654 PDF
  • Shea SD, Koch H, Baleckaitis DB, Ramirez J-M, Margoliash D (2010) Neuron-specific cholinergic modulation of a forebrain song control nucleus. J Neurophys 103:733–74. PMID: 19939956 PDF
  • Rauske PL, Chi Z, Dave AS, Margoliash D (2010) Neuronal stability and drift across periods of sleep: premotor activity patterns in a vocal control nucleus of adult zebra finches. J Neurosci 30(7):2783–2794. PMID:20164361 PDF
  • Nusbaum HC, Margoliash D (2010) Language processes. In: Handbook of neuroscience for the behavioral sciences (Eds. Berntson, GG, Cacioppo JT) Vol 2, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, pp 879-904. PDF
  • Meliza CD, Chi Z, Margoliash D (2010) Representations of conspecific songs by starling secondary forebrain auditory neurons: Towards a hierarchical framework. J Neurophysiol 103:1195–1208. PMID: 20032245 PDF
  • Margoliash D, VanDrongelen W, Kohrman M (2010) Introducing songbirds as a model system for epilepsy research. J Clin Neurophys, 27(6):433-437. PMID: 21076334 PDF
  • Margoliash D, Schmidt MF (2010) Sleep, offline processing, and vocal learning. Brain Lang 115:45-58. PMID: 19906416PDF
  • Margoliash D (2010) Sleep, learning, and birdsong. In: Use and Management of Birds in the Laboratory (Ed: Schmidt MF). ILAR J 51(4): 378–386. PMID: 21131714 PDF
  • Gentner TQ, Fenn KM, Margoliash D, Nusbaum HC (2010) Simple stimuli, simple strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107(16):E65. PMID: 20388905 PDF
  • Brawn TP, Nusbaum HC, Margoliash D (2010) Consolidating the effects of waking and sleep on motor-sequence learning. J Neurosci 30:13977–13982. PMID: 20962219 PDF
  • Brawn TP, Nusbaum HC, Margoliash D (2010) Sleep-dependent consolidation of auditory discrimination learning in adult starlings. J Neurosci 30(2):609-613. PMID: 20071524 PDF


  • Shank SS, Margoliash D. (2009) Sleep and sensorimotor integration during early vocal learning in a songbird. Nature 458:73-77. PMID: 19079238 PDF
  • Fenn K, Gallo D, Margoliash D, Roediger H, Nusbaum HC (2009) Reduced false memory after sleep. Learn Mem 16:509-513; PMID:19706833 PDF
  • Margoliash D, Nusbaum HC (2009) Language: the perspective from organismal biology. Trends Cog Sci 13(12):505-510. PMID: 19892586 PDF
  • Margoliash D, Nusbaum HC (2009) Animal comparative studies should be part of linguistics. Behav Brain Sci 32:458-459. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X09990690 Commentary on: Evan N, Levinson SC (2009) The myth of language universals: Language diversity and its importance for cognitive science Behav Brain Sci 32:429-448. PDF


  • Low PS, Shank SS, Sejnowski TJ, Margoliash D (2008) Mammalian-like features of sleep structure in zebra finches.Proc Nat Acad USA 105(26):9081–9086. PMID: 18579776 PDF
  • Brawn TP, Fenn KM, Nusbaum HC, Margoliash D (2008) Consolidation during sleep of complex sensorimotor skill learning. Learn Mem 15:815-819. PMID: 18984561 PDF
  • Margoliash D, Hale, ME (2008) Vertebrate vocalizations. Science 321:347-348. PMID:18635781 PDF
  • Margoliash D, Fenn KM (2008) Sleep and Memory Consolidation in Audition. In: The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, Vol 3, Audition (Eds. Dallos P, Oertel D), Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 895-912. PDF


  • Chi Z, Wu W, Haga Z, Hatsopoulos NG, Margoliash D. (2007) Template-based spike pattern identification with linear convolution and dynamic time warping. J Neurophysiol 97:1221-1235. PMID:17108096 PDF


  • Hu Z, Troyk PR, Brawn TP, Margoliash D, Cogan SF (2006) In vitro and in vivo charge capacity of AIROF microelectrodes. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:886-889. PMID: 17946869 PDF
  • Gentner TQ, Fenn KM, Margoliash D, Nusbaum HC (2006) Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds. Nature 440:1204-1207. PMID: 16641998 PDF


  • Margoliash D (2005) Song learning and sleep. Nat Neurosci 8:546-548. PDF


  • Margoliash D (2004) Name that tune. Nature 432:682-683. PDF
  • Margoliash D (2004) Do birds sing in their sleep? In: Nature’s Music (Eds. Marler P, Slabbekoorn, H) pp. 249. PDF


  • Shea SD, Margoliash D (2003) Basal forebrain cholinergic modulation of auditory activity in the zebra finch song system. Neuron 40:1213–1226. PMID:14687554 PDF
  • Fenn KM, Nusbaum HC, Margoliash D (2003) Consolidation during sleep of perceptual learning of spoken language.Nature 425:614-616. PMID:14534586 PDF
  • Gentner TQ, Margoliash D (2003) Neuronal populations and feature detectors representing learned auditory objects. Nature 424:669-674. PMID: 12904792 PDF
  • Chi Z, Rauske PL, Margoliash D (2003b) Pattern filtering for detection of neural activity, with examples from HVc activity during sleep in zebra finches. Neural Comp 15:2307-2337. PMID: 14511523 PDF
  • Chi Z, Rauske PL, Margoliash D (2003a) Detection of spike patterns using pattern filtering, with applications to sleep replay in birdsong. Neurocomputing 52-54: 19-24. PDF
  • Margoliash D (2003) Offline learning and the role of autogenous speech: new suggestions from birdsong research.Speech Commun (Ed. Schouten B) 41:165–178. PDF
  • Rauske PL, Shea SD, Margoliash D (2003) State and neuronal class dependent reconfiguration in the avian song system. J Neurophysiol 9:1688-1701. PMID: 12626633 PDF


  • Suthers RA, Margoliash D (2002) Motor control of bird song. Curr Opin Neurobiol 12:684-690. PDF
  • Margoliash D (2002) Evaluating theories of bird song learning: implications for future directions. J Comp Physiol A 188:851-866. PDF
  • Adret PY, Margoliash D (2002) Metabolic and neuronal activity in the song system nucleus robustus archistriatalis: Effects of age and gender. J Comp Neurol 454:409-423. PDF
  • Gentner TQ, Margoliash D (2002) The neuroethology of vocal communication: perception and cognition. In: Acoustic Communication (Eds. Megela Simmons A, Popper AN, Fay RR) Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, 16:324-386. PDF


  • Chi Z, Margoliash D (2001) Temporal precision and temporal drift in brain and behavior of zebra finch song. Neuron 32:899-910. PMID:11738034 PDF
  • Margoliash D (2001b) The song does not remain the same. Science 291:2559-2561. Review of Tchernichovski et al.Science 2001. PDF
  • Margoliash D (2001a) Do sleeping birds sing? Population coding and learning in the bird song system. In: Advances in Neural Population Coding (Ed: M.A.L. Nicolelis), Prog Brain Res 130. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 319-332. PDF


  • Dave AS, Margoliash D (2000) Song replay during sleep and computational rules for sensorimotor vocal learning.Science 290:812-816. PMID:11052946 PDF


  • Janata P, Margoliash D (1999) Gradual emergence of song-selectivity in sensorimotor structures of the male zebra finch song-system. J Neurosci 19(12): 5108-5118.
  • Dave AS, Yu AC, Gilpin JJ, Margoliash D (1999) Methods for chronic neural ensemble recordings in singing birds. In: Methods for Neuronal Ensemble Recordings (Ed. Nicolelis MAL), CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 101-120.
  • Margoliash D (1999) Review of Social Influences on Vocal Development (Eds. Snowdon CT, Hausberger M) International J Primatol 20(6):1033-1035.


  • Dave AS, Yu AC, Margoliash D (1998) Behavioral state modulation of auditory activity in a vocal motor system [see comments]. Science 282:2250-2254. PMID:9856946
  • Kogan J, Margoliash D (1998) Automated recognition of bird song elements from continuous recordings using dynamic time warping and hidden Markov models: a comparative study. J Acoust Soc Am 103(4):2185-2196.


  • Brenowitz EA, Margoliash D Nordeen KW (1997) An introduction to birdsong and the avian song system. J Neurobiol 33(5): 495-500.
  • Margoliash D (1997c) Linkages between production and perception in animals: The motor theory of birdsong perception revisited. In: CLS 33: The Panels. (Eds. Singer K, Eggert R, Anderson G), Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, pp. 381-398.
  • Margoliash D (1997b) Distributed time-domain representations in the birdsong system. Neuron 19(5):963-966.
  • Margoliash D (1997a) Functional organization of forebrain pathways for song production and perception. J Neurobiol 33(5):671-693.


  • Yu AC, Margoliash D (1996) Temporal hierarchical control of singing in birds [see comments]. Science 273:1871-1875. PMID: 8791594
  • Anderson SE, Dave AS, Margoliash D (1996b). Template-based automated recognition of birdsong syllables from continuous recordings. J Acoust Soc Am 100(2):1209-1219.
  • Anderson SE, Rauske PL, Margoliash D (1996a) Inferring auditory neuronal response properties from network models. In: Computational Neuroscience (ed. Bower JM). Academic Press, New York, pp. 157-162.


  • Fortune ES, Margoliash D (1995) Parallel pathways and convergence onto HVc and adjacent neostriatum of adult male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). J Comp Neurol 360(3):413-441.


  • Margoliash D, Staicer CA, Inoue SA (1994) The process of syllable acquisition in adult indigo buntings, (Passerina cyanea). Behavior 131:39-64.
  • Sutter ML, Margoliash D (1994) Global synchronous response to autogenous song in zebra finch HVc. J Neurophys 72:2105-2123.
  • Margoliash D, Fortune ES, Sutter ML, Yu AC, Wren-Hardin BD, Dave AS (1994) Distributed representation in the song system of oscines: evolutionary implications and functional consequences. Brain Behav Evol 44:247-264.


  • Bankes SC, Margoliash D (1993b). Parametric modeling of the temporal dynamics of neuronal responses using connectionist architectures. J Neurophys 69(3):980-991.
  • Bankes SC, Margoliash D (1993a) Methods in computational neurobiology. Amer Zool 34:8-15.
  • Margoliash D, Bankes SC (1993) Computations in the ascending auditory pathway in songbirds related to song learning. Amer Zool 34:94-103.


  • Fortune ES, Margoliash D (1992) Cytoarchitecture and neuronal morphology of field L in male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). J Comp Neurol 325:388-404.
  • Margoliash D, Fortune ES (1992) Temporal and harmonic combination sensitive neurons in the zebra finch's HVc. J Neurosci 11:4309-4326.


  • Margoliash D, Staicer CA, Inoue SA (1991) Stereotyped and plastic song in adult indigo buntings, Passerina cyanea.Anim Behav 42:367-388.
  • Margoliash D (1991) Review of Primate Vocal Communication. (Eds. Todt D, Goedeking P, Symmes D) International J Primatol 12(3):309-311.


  • Ulinski PS, Margoliash D (1990) Neurobiology of the reptile-bird transition. In: Cerebral Cortex, vol. 8A, Eds. Jones WG, Peters A, Plenum, N.Y., pp. 217-265.
  • Margoliash, D (1990) Review of The Neural Basis of Echolocation in Bats (Pollak GD, Casseday JH) Trends Neurosci 14:38.


  • Margoliash D (1989) Neural mechanism and behavioral plasticity in birdsong learning. In: Neural Mechanisms of Behavior. Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress of Neuroethology. Eds. Erber J, Menzel R, Pfüger H-J, Todt D, pp. 149-150, Thieme, Stuttgart.


  • Kawasaki M, Margoliash D, Suga N (1988) Delay-tuned combination-sensitive neurons in the auditory cortex of the vocalizing mustached bat. J Neurophysiol 59:623-635.


  • Suga N, Niwa H, Tanigushi I, Margoliash D (1987) The personalized auditory cortex of the mustached bat: Adaptation for echolocation. J Neurophysiol 58:643-654.
  • Margoliash D (1987) Neural plasticity in birdsong learning. In: Imprinting and Cortical Plasticity, Eds. Rauschecker JP, Marler P, Wiley, N.Y., pp. 23-54.


  • Leppelsack H.-J., Margoliash D, Häusler U (1986) Responses to acoustic stimulation in the vocal control center HVc of the starling. In: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zool Ges Eds. Barch FG, Seyfarth EA, pp. 224-225, Stuttgart: New York.
  • Margoliash D (1986) Preference for autogenous song by auditory neurons in a song system nucleus of the white-crowned sparrow. J Neurosci 6:1643-1661.


  • Margoliash D, Konishi M (1985) Auditory representation of autogenous song in the song-system of white-crowned sparrows. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 82:5997-6000. PMID: 16593601
  • Margoliash D (1985) Auditory neurons in the motor system for song. 19th International Ethological Conference, 3:199-207.


  • Margoliash D (1983b) Acoustic parameters underlying the responses of song-specific neurons in the white-crowned sparrow. J Neurosci 3:1039-1057. PMID: 6842281
  • Margoliash D (1983a) Songbirds, grandmothers, and templates: a neuroethological approach. Ph. D. thesis, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.