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Testosterone or Estradiol When Implanted in the Medial Preoptic Nucleus Trigger Short Low-Amplitude Songs in Female Canaries.

Vandries LM, Ghorbanpoor S, Cornez G, Shevchouk OT, Ball GF, Cornil CA, Balthazart J.

eNeuro. 2019 May 7;6(2). pii: ENEURO.0502-18.2019. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0502-18.2019. eCollection 2019 Mar-Apr.


Effects of Song Experience and Song Quality on Immediate Early Gene Expression in Female Canaries (Serinus canaria).

Haakenson CM, Madison FN, Ball GF.

Dev Neurobiol. 2019 May 8. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22685. [Epub ahead of print]


Testosterone or Estradiol When Implanted in the Medial Preoptic Nucleus Trigger Short Low-Amplitude Songs in Female Canaries.

Vandries LM, Ghorbanpoor S, Cornez G, Shevchouk OT, Ball GF, Cornil CA, Balthazart J.

eNeuro. 2019 May 8;6(2). pii: ENEURO.0502-18.2019. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0502-18.2019. Print 2019 Mar/Apr.


Rapid testosterone-induced growth of the medial preoptic nucleus in male canaries.

Shevchouk OT, Ball GF, Cornil CA, Balthazart J.

Physiol Behav. 2019 May 15;204:20-26. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.02.007. Epub 2019 Feb 7.


How canaries listen to their song: Species-specific shape of auditory perception.

Fishbein AR, Lawson SL, Dooling RJ, Ball GF.

J Acoust Soc Am. 2019 Jan;145(1):562. doi: 10.1121/1.5087692.


Site-specific effects of aromatase inhibition on the activation of male sexual behavior in male Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica).

de Bournonville MP, Vandries LM, Ball GF, Balthazart J, Cornil CA.

Horm Behav. 2019 Feb;108:42-49. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.12.015. Epub 2019 Jan 9.


Effects of a novel partner and sexual satiety on the expression of male sexual behavior and brain aromatase activity in quail.

de Bournonville C, Schmit M, Telle M, Court L, Ball GF, Balthazart J, Cornil CA.

Behav Brain Res. 2019 Feb 1;359:502-515. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2018.11.026. Epub 2018 Nov 18.


Behavioral evidence for sex steroids hypersensitivity in castrated male canaries.

Shevchouk OT, Ghorbanpoor S, Smith E, Liere P, Schumacher M, Ball GF, Cornil CA, Balthazart J.

Horm Behav. 2018 Jul;103:80-96. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.06.004. Epub 2018 Jun 28.


Relative salience of syllable structure and syllable order in zebra finch song.

Lawson SL, Fishbein AR, Prior NH, Ball GF, Dooling RJ.

Anim Cogn. 2018 Jul;21(4):467-480. doi: 10.1007/s10071-018-1182-2. Epub 2018 May 15.


The regulation of birdsong by testosterone: Multiple time-scales and multiple sites of action.

Alward BA, Cornil CA, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

Horm Behav. 2018 Aug;104:32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.04.010. Epub 2018 Apr 23. Review.


Acoustic fine structure may encode biologically relevant information for zebra finches.

Prior NH, Smith E, Lawson S, Ball GF, Dooling RJ.

Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 18;8(1):6212. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24307-0.


Sex differences in hippocampal mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptor mRNA expression in response to acute mate pair separation in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).

Madison FN, Kesner AJ, Alward BA, Ball GF.

Hippocampus. 2018 Oct;28(10):698-706. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22952. Epub 2018 Jul 3.


In memoriam: Ronald J. Barfield (July 25, 1936-September 29, 2015).

Ball GF, Balthazart J.

Horm Behav. 2018 Feb 27. pii: S0018-506X(18)30086-2. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.02.012. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Differential control of appetitive and consummatory sexual behavior by neuroestrogens in male quail.

Cornil CA, Ball GF, Balthazart J.

Horm Behav. 2018 Aug;104:15-31. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 Feb 21. Review.


Rapid changes in brain aromatase activity in the female quail brain following expression of sexual behaviour.

de Bournonville C, Ball GF, Balthazart J, Cornil CA.

J Neuroendocrinol. 2017 Nov;29(11). doi: 10.1111/jne.12542.


Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR): A mediator of social development.

Ball GF.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 29;114(35):9240-9242. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711812114. Epub 2017 Aug 22. No abstract available.


Dissociable Effects on Birdsong of Androgen Signaling in Cortex-Like Brain Regions of Canaries.

Alward BA, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

J Neurosci. 2017 Sep 6;37(36):8612-8624. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3371-16.2017. Epub 2017 Aug 14.


Glutamate released in the preoptic area during sexual behavior controls local estrogen synthesis in male quail.

de Bournonville C, Smolders I, Van Eeckhaut A, Ball GF, Balthazart J, Cornil CA.

Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 May;79:49-58. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.02.002. Epub 2017 Feb 8.


Perineuronal nets and vocal plasticity in songbirds: A proposed mechanism to explain the difference between closed-ended and open-ended learning.

Cornez G, Madison FN, Van der Linden A, Cornil C, Yoder KM, Ball GF, Balthazart J.

Dev Neurobiol. 2017 Sep;77(8):975-994. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22485. Epub 2017 Feb 22.


Studies of HVC Plasticity in Adult Canaries Reveal Social Effects and Sex Differences as Well as Limitations of Multiple Markers Available to Assess Adult Neurogenesis.

Shevchouk OT, Ball GF, Cornil CA, Balthazart J.

PLoS One. 2017 Jan 31;12(1):e0170938. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170938. eCollection 2017.


Testosterone-induced neuroendocrine changes in the medial preoptic area precede song activation and plasticity in song control nuclei of female canaries.

Shevchouk OT, Ghorbanpoor S, Ball GF, Cornil CA, Balthazart J.

Eur J Neurosci. 2017 Apr;45(7):886-900. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13530. Epub 2017 Feb 20.


Medial Preoptic Regulation of the Ventral Tegmental Area Related to the Control of Sociosexual Behaviors.

Iyilikci O, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

eNeuro. 2017 Jan 9;3(6). pii: ENEURO.0283-16.2016. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0283-16.2016. eCollection 2016 Nov-Dec.


Aromatase inhibition rapidly affects in a reversible manner distinct features of birdsong.

Alward BA, de Bournonville C, Chan TT, Balthazart J, Cornil CA, Ball GF.

Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 30;6:32344. doi: 10.1038/srep32344.


Non-ovarian aromatization is required to activate female sexual motivation in testosterone-treated ovariectomized quail.

de Bournonville C, Balthazart J, Ball GF, Cornil CA.

Horm Behav. 2016 Jul;83:45-59. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.05.011. Epub 2016 May 14.


Endocrine and social regulation of adult neurogenesis in songbirds.

Balthazart J, Ball GF.

Front Neuroendocrinol. 2016 Apr;41:3-22. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2016.03.003. Epub 2016 Mar 17. Review.


Pleiotropic Control by Testosterone of a Learned Vocal Behavior and Its Underlying Neuroplasticity(1,2,3).

Alward BA, Madison FN, Parker SE, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

eNeuro. 2016 Jan 23;3(1). pii: ENEURO.0145-15.2016. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0145-15.2016. eCollection 2016 Jan-Feb.


Species variation in the degree of sex differences in brain and behaviour related to birdsong: adaptations and constraints.

Ball GF.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Feb 19;371(1688):20150117. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0117. Epub 2016 Feb 1. Review.


Estrogen Receptor β Activation Rapidly Modulates Male Sexual Motivation through the Transactivation of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 1a.

Seredynski AL, Balthazart J, Ball GF, Cornil CA.

J Neurosci. 2015 Sep 23;35(38):13110-23. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2056-15.2015.


The dual action of estrogen hypothesis.

Cornil CA, Ball GF, Balthazart J.

Trends Neurosci. 2015 Jul;38(7):408-16. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2015.05.004. Epub 2015 Jun 15. Review.


Reproductive state modulates testosterone-induced singing in adult female European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).

Rouse ML Jr, Stevenson TJ, Fortune ES, Ball GF.

Horm Behav. 2015 Jun;72:78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2015.04.022. Epub 2015 May 16.


Seasonal changes in the neuroendocrine system: introduction to the special issue.

Ball GF, Balthazart J.

Front Neuroendocrinol. 2015 Apr;37:1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2014.11.006. Epub 2014 Dec 8. No abstract available.


Reversing song behavior phenotype: Testosterone driven induction of singing and measures of song quality in adult male and female canaries (Serinus canaria).

Madison FN, Rouse ML Jr, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2015 May 1;215:61-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.09.008. Epub 2014 Sep 26.


Is it useful to view the brain as a secondary sexual characteristic?

Ball GF, Balthazart J, McCarthy MM.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2014 Oct;46 Pt 4:628-38. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.08.009. Epub 2014 Sep 3. Review.


Endogenous versus exogenous markers of adult neurogenesis in canaries and other birds: advantages and disadvantages.

Balthazart J, Ball GF.

J Comp Neurol. 2014 Dec 15;522(18):4100-20. doi: 10.1002/cne.23661. Epub 2014 Aug 20. Review.


Dissociable effects of social context on song and doublecortin immunoreactivity in male canaries.

Alward BA, Mayes WD, Peng K, Stevenson TJ, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

Eur J Neurosci. 2014 Sep;40(6):2941-7. doi: 10.1111/ejn.12658. Epub 2014 Jun 26.


Fos expression in monoaminergic cell groups in response to sociosexual interactions in male and female Japanese quail.

Iyilikci O, Baxter S, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

Behav Neurosci. 2014 Feb;128(1):48-60. doi: 10.1037/a0035427.


Differential effects of global versus local testosterone on singing behavior and its underlying neural substrate.

Alward BA, Balthazart J, Ball GF.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 26;110(48):19573-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1311371110. Epub 2013 Nov 11.


Anatomically discrete sex differences and enhancement by testosterone of cell proliferation in the telencephalic ventricle zone of the adult canary brain.

Barker JM, Ball GF, Balthazart J.

J Chem Neuroanat. 2014 Jan;55:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2013.10.005. Epub 2013 Nov 7.


The value of comparative approaches to our understanding of puberty as illustrated by investigations in birds and reptiles.

Ball GF, Wade J.

Horm Behav. 2013 Jul;64(2):211-4. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.05.002. Review.


C-fos down-regulation inhibits testosterone-dependent male sexual behavior and the associated learning.

Niessen NA, Balthazart J, Ball GF, Charlier TD.

Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Nov;38(9):3325-37. doi: 10.1111/ejn.12321. Epub 2013 Jul 29.


Rapid control of reproductive behaviour by locally synthesised oestrogens: focus on aromatase.

Cornil CA, Seredynski AL, de Bournonville C, Dickens MJ, Charlier TD, Ball GF, Balthazart J.

J Neuroendocrinol. 2013 Nov;25(11):1070-8. doi: 10.1111/jne.12062. Review.


A new method for in vitro detection of bromodeoxyuridine in serum: a proof of concept in a songbird species, the canary.

Barker JM, Charlier TD, Ball GF, Balthazart J.

PLoS One. 2013 May 14;8(5):e63692. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063692. Print 2013.


Photoperiod-dependent regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone 1 messenger ribonucleic acid levels in the songbird brain.

Stevenson TJ, Bernard DJ, McCarthy MM, Ball GF.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2013 Sep 1;190:81-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.04.011. Epub 2013 May 7. Review.


The case of the missing mechanism: how does temperature influence seasonal timing in endotherms?

Caro SP, Schaper SV, Hut RA, Ball GF, Visser ME.

PLoS Biol. 2013;11(4):e1001517. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001517. Epub 2013 Apr 2.


Neuroestrogens rapidly regulate sexual motivation but not performance.

Seredynski AL, Balthazart J, Christophe VJ, Ball GF, Cornil CA.

J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 2;33(1):164-74. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2557-12.2013. Erratum in: J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 6;33(10):4623.


Distinct neuroendocrine mechanisms control neural activity underlying sex differences in sexual motivation and performance.

Balthazart J, de Meaultsart CC, Ball GF, Cornil CA.

Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Mar;37(5):735-42. doi: 10.1111/ejn.12102. Epub 2013 Jan 3.


High throughput analysis reveals dissociable gene expression profiles in two independent neural systems involved in the regulation of social behavior.

Stevenson TJ, Replogle K, Drnevich J, Clayton DF, Ball GF.

BMC Neurosci. 2012 Oct 19;13:126. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-13-126.

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