preprint reviews by Shengchao Alfred Li

A Basal Ganglia Circuit Sufficient to Guide Birdsong Learning

Sourced from https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/11/21/222828.

Lei Xiao, Gaurav Chattree, Francisco Garcia Oscos, Mou Cao, Matthew J Wanat, Todd F Roberts

Review posted on 10th December 2017

This is a beautiful study. A few typos. 1. Page 5, line 15, "if ... in Area X was sufficient (to) control dopamine release", a "to" is missing. 2. Page 6, caption of Figure 2 A) "Schematic showing ...

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An Automated Approach to the Quantitation of Vocalizations and Vocal Learning in the Songbird

Sourced from http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/07/20/166124.

David Gavin Mets, Michael S Brainard

Review posted on 17th September 2017

This is a mini-review of this article by Metz, DG and Brainard, MS. Praises are omitted. Only concerns that may potentially improve the article are presented. I do not have major concerns. Follwing...

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