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Constance Scharff - Publications

2002-2007 Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Berlin, Germany 
 2004- Animal Behaviour  Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany 
Neuroethology of zebra finch song learning and production

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2023 Heim F, Fisher SE, Scharff C, Ten Cate C, Riebel K. Effects of cortical FoxP1 knockdowns on learned song preference in female zebra finches. Eneuro. PMID 36931727 DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0328-22.2023  0.744
2021 Varkevisser JM, Simon R, Mendoza E, How M, van Hijlkema I, Jin R, Liang Q, Scharff C, Halfwerk WH, Riebel K. Adding colour-realistic video images to audio playbacks increases stimulus engagement but does not enhance vocal learning in zebra finches. Animal Cognition. PMID 34405288 DOI: 10.1007/s10071-021-01547-8  0.748
2020 Kosubek-Langer J, Scharff C. Dynamic FoxP2 levels in male zebra finches are linked to morphology of adult-born Area X medium spiny neurons. Scientific Reports. 10: 4787. PMID 32179863 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-61740-6  0.492
2019 Norton P, Barschke P, Scharff C, Mendoza E. Differential song deficits after lentivirus-mediated knockdown of FoxP1, FoxP2 or FoxP4 in Area X of juvenile zebra finches. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. PMID 31641053 DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.1250-19.2019  0.84
2019 Burchardt LS, Norton P, Behr O, Scharff C, Knörnschild M. General isochronous rhythm in echolocation calls and social vocalizations of the bat . Royal Society Open Science. 6: 181076. PMID 30800360 DOI: 10.1098/Rsos.181076  0.773
2018 Schatton A, Agoro J, Mardink J, Leboulle G, Scharff C. Identification of the neurotransmitter profile of AmFoxP expressing neurons in the honeybee brain using double-label in situ hybridization. Bmc Neuroscience. 19: 69. PMID 30400853 DOI: 10.1186/S12868-018-0469-1  0.804
2018 Schatton A, Mendoza E, Grube K, Scharff C. FoxP in bees: A comparative study on the developmental and adult expression pattern in three bee species considering isoforms and circuitry. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. PMID 29536541 DOI: 10.1002/Cne.24430  0.808
2017 Schatton A, Scharff C. FoxP expression identifies a Kenyon cell subtype in the honeybee mushroom bodies linking them to fruitfly αβc neurons. The European Journal of Neuroscience. PMID 28921711 DOI: 10.1111/Ejn.13713  0.801
2017 Kosubek-Langer J, Schulze L, Scharff C. Maturation, Behavioral Activation, and Connectivity of Adult-Born Medium Spiny Neurons in a Striatal Song Nucleus. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 11: 323. PMID 28638318 DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00323  0.455
2017 Mendoza E, Scharff C. Protein-Protein Interaction Among the FoxP Family Members and their Regulation of Two Target Genes, VLDLR and CNTNAP2 in the Zebra Finch Song System. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 10: 112. PMID 28507505 DOI: 10.3389/fnmol.2017.00112  0.424
2017 Adam I, Mendoza E, Kobalz U, Wohlgemuth S, Scharff C. CNTNAP2 is a direct FoxP2 target in vitro and in vivo in zebra finches: complex regulation by age and activity. Genes, Brain, and Behavior. PMID 28488276 DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12390  0.481
2016 Janney E, Taylor H, Scharff C, Rothenberg D, Parra LC, Tchernichovski O. Temporal regularity increases with repertoire complexity in the Australian pied butcherbird's song. Royal Society Open Science. 3: 160357. PMID 27703699 DOI: 10.1098/Rsos.160357  0.664
2016 Norton P, Scharff C. "Bird Song Metronomics": Isochronous Organization of Zebra Finch Song Rhythm. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10: 309. PMID 27458334 DOI: 10.3389/Fnins.2016.00309  0.794
2016 Ravignani A, Fitch WT, Hanke FD, Heinrich T, Hurgitsch B, Kotz SA, Scharff C, Stoeger AS, de Boer B. What Pinnipeds Have to Say about Human Speech, Music, and the Evolution of Rhythm. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10: 274. PMID 27378843 DOI: 10.3389/Fnins.2016.00274  0.366
2016 Vicario A, Mendoza E, Abellán A, Scharff C, Medina L. Genoarchitecture of the extended amygdala in zebra finch, and expression of FoxP2 in cell corridors of different genetic profile. Brain Structure & Function. PMID 27160258 DOI: 10.1007/s00429-016-1229-6  0.331
2016 Adam I, Mendoza E, Kobalz U, Wohlgemuth S, Scharff C. FoxP2 directly regulates the reelin receptor VLDLR developmentally and by singing. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences. PMID 27105823 DOI: 10.1016/j.mcn.2016.04.002  0.551
2016 Schatton A, Scharff C. Next stop: Language: the ‘FOXP2’ gene’s journey through time MèTode Science Studies Journal: Annual Review. 24-33. DOI: 10.7203/Metode.7.7248  0.778
2016 Ullrich R, Norton P, Scharff C. Waltzing Taeniopygia: Integration of courtship song and dance in the domesticated Australian zebra finch Animal Behaviour. 112: 285-300. DOI: 10.1016/J.Anbehav.2015.11.012  0.79
2015 Honarmand M, Thompson CK, Schatton A, Kipper S, Scharff C. Early developmental stress negatively affects neuronal recruitment to avian song system nucleus HVC. Developmental Neurobiology. PMID 25980802 DOI: 10.1002/Dneu.22302  0.775
2015 Tokarev K, Boender AJ, Claßen GA, Scharff C. Young, active and well-connected: adult-born neurons in the zebra finch are activated during singing. Brain Structure & Function. PMID 25687260 DOI: 10.1007/S00429-015-1006-Y  0.794
2015 Wiggins GA, Tyack P, Scharff C, Rohrmeier M. The evolutionary roots of creativity: mechanisms and motivations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 370: 20140099. PMID 25646522 DOI: 10.1098/Rstb.2014.0099  0.324
2015 Rohrmeier M, Zuidema W, Wiggins GA, Scharff C. Principles of structure building in music, language and animal song. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 370: 20140097. PMID 25646520 DOI: 10.1098/Rstb.2014.0097  0.348
2015 Mendoza E, Tokarev K, Düring DN, Retamosa EC, Weiss M, Arpenik N, Scharff C. Differential coexpression of FoxP1, FoxP2, and FoxP4 in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) song system. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 523: 1318-40. PMID 25556631 DOI: 10.1002/Cne.23731  0.812
2015 Bartsch C, Hultsch H, Scharff C, Kipper S. What is the whistle all about? A study on whistle songs, related male characteristics, and female song preferences in common nightingales Journal of Ornithology. 157: 49-60. DOI: 10.1007/S10336-015-1245-Y  0.357
2014 Roeske TC, Scharff C, Olson CR, Nshdejan A, Mello CV. Long-distance retinoid signaling in the zebra finch brain. Plos One. 9: e111722. PMID 25393898 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111722  0.575
2014 Kubikova L, Bosikova E, Cvikova M, Lukacova K, Scharff C, Jarvis ED. Basal ganglia function, stuttering, sequencing, and repair in adult songbirds. Scientific Reports. 4: 6590. PMID 25307086 DOI: 10.1038/srep06590  0.649
2014 Kiefer S, Scharff C, Hultsch H, Kipper S. Learn it now, sing it later? Field and laboratory studies on song repertoire acquisition and song use in nightingales. Die Naturwissenschaften. 101: 955-63. PMID 25204724 DOI: 10.1007/S00114-014-1236-5  0.422
2014 Wohlgemuth S, Adam I, Scharff C. FoxP2 in songbirds. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 28: 86-93. PMID 25048597 DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2014.06.009  0.46
2014 Mendoza E, Colomb J, Rybak J, Pflüger HJ, Zars T, Scharff C, Brembs B. Drosophila FoxP mutants are deficient in operant self-learning. Plos One. 9: e100648. PMID 24964149 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100648  0.33
2014 Olias P, Adam I, Meyer A, Scharff C, Gruber AD. Reference genes for quantitative gene expression studies in multiple avian species. Plos One. 9: e99678. PMID 24926893 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099678  0.338
2014 Weiss M, Hultsch H, Adam I, Scharff C, Kipper S. The use of network analysis to study complex animal communication systems: a study on nightingale song. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 281: 20140460. PMID 24807258 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2014.0460  0.308
2013 Murugan M, Harward S, Scharff C, Mooney R. Diminished FoxP2 levels affect dopaminergic modulation of corticostriatal signaling important to song variability. Neuron. 80: 1464-76. PMID 24268418 DOI: 10.1016/J.Neuron.2013.09.021  0.455
2013 Thompson CK, Schwabe F, Schoof A, Mendoza E, Gampe J, Rochefort C, Scharff C. Young and intense: FoxP2 immunoreactivity in Area X varies with age, song stereotypy, and singing in male zebra finches. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 7: 24. PMID 23450800 DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00024  0.637
2013 Scharff C, Friederici AD, Petrides M. Neurobiology of human language and its evolution: primate and non-primate perspectives. Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience. 5: 1. PMID 23372549 DOI: 10.3389/fnevo.2013.00001  0.42
2013 Düring DN, Ziegler A, Thompson CK, Ziegler A, Faber C, Müller J, Scharff C, Elemans CP. The songbird syrinx morphome: a three-dimensional, high-resolution, interactive morphological map of the zebra finch vocal organ. Bmc Biology. 11: 1. PMID 23294804 DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-11-1  0.58
2013 Scharff C, Adam I. Neurogenetics of birdsong. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 23: 29-36. PMID 23102970 DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2012.10.001  0.407
2013 Garcia-Calero E, Scharff C. Calbindin expression in developing striatum of zebra finches and its relation to the formation of area X. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 521: 326-41. PMID 22740434 DOI: 10.1002/cne.23174  0.423
2011 Kiefer S, Scharff C, Kipper S. Does age matter in song bird vocal interactions? Results from interactive playback experiments. Frontiers in Zoology. 8: 29. PMID 22071317 DOI: 10.1186/1742-9994-8-29  0.339
2011 Tokarev K, Tiunova A, Scharff C, Anokhin K. Food for song: expression of c-Fos and ZENK in the zebra finch song nuclei during food aversion learning. Plos One. 6: e21157. PMID 21695176 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0021157  0.801
2011 Scharff C, Petri J. Evo-devo, deep homology and FoxP2: implications for the evolution of speech and language. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 366: 2124-40. PMID 21690130 DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0001  0.463
2010 Fee MS, Scharff C. The songbird as a model for the generation and learning of complex sequential behaviors. Ilar Journal / National Research Council, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources. 51: 362-77. PMID 21131713 DOI: 10.1093/Ilar.51.4.362  0.454
2010 Bolhuis JJ, Okanoya K, Scharff C. Twitter evolution: converging mechanisms in birdsong and human speech. Nature Reviews. Neuroscience. 11: 747-59. PMID 20959859 DOI: 10.1038/nrn2931  0.47
2010 Schulz SB, Haesler S, Scharff C, Rochefort C. Knockdown of FoxP2 alters spine density in Area X of the zebra finch. Genes, Brain, and Behavior. 9: 732-40. PMID 20528955 DOI: 10.1111/J.1601-183X.2010.00607.X  0.794
2010 Warren WC, Clayton DF, Ellegren H, Arnold AP, Hillier LW, Künstner A, Searle S, White S, Vilella AJ, Fairley S, Heger A, Kong L, Ponting CP, Jarvis ED, Mello CV, ... ... Scharff C, et al. The genome of a songbird. Nature. 464: 757-62. PMID 20360741 DOI: 10.1038/Nature08819  0.772
2010 Brembs B, Pauly D, Schade R, Mendoza E, Pflüger H, Rybak J, Scharff C, Zars T. The Drosophila FoxP gene is necessary for operant self-learning: Implications for the evolutionary origins of language F1000research. 1. DOI: 10.7490/F1000Research.681.1  0.323
2010 Kiefer S, Sommer C, Scharff C, Kipper S. Singing the Popular Songs? Nightingales Share More Song Types with Their Breeding Population in Their Second Season than in Their First Ethology. 116: 619-626. DOI: 10.1111/J.1439-0310.2010.01774.X  0.346
2010 Scharff C. FoxP2 in songbirds International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 28: 640. DOI: 10.1016/J.Ijdevneu.2010.07.006  0.321
2009 Fisher SE, Scharff C. FOXP2 as a molecular window into speech and language. Trends in Genetics : Tig. 25: 166-77. PMID 19304338 DOI: 10.1016/J.Tig.2009.03.002  0.605
2009 Kiefer S, Sommer C, Scharff C, Kipper S, Mundry R. Tuning towards tomorrow? Common nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos change and increase their song repertoires from the first to the second breeding season Journal of Avian Biology. 40: 231-236. DOI: 10.1111/J.1600-048X.2009.04500.X  0.33
2007 Haesler S, Rochefort C, Georgi B, Licznerski P, Osten P, Scharff C. Incomplete and inaccurate vocal imitation after knockdown of FoxP2 in songbird basal ganglia nucleus Area X. Plos Biology. 5: e321. PMID 18052609 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pbio.0050321  0.816
2007 Rochefort C, He X, Scotto-Lomassese S, Scharff C. Recruitment of FoxP2-expressing neurons to area X varies during song development. Developmental Neurobiology. 67: 809-17. PMID 17443826 DOI: 10.1002/dneu.20393  0.531
2007 Scotto-Lomassese S, Rochefort C, Nshdejan A, Scharff C. HVC interneurons are not renewed in adult male zebra finches. The European Journal of Neuroscience. 25: 1663-8. PMID 17408434 DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2007.05418.x  0.423
2006 White SA, Fisher SE, Geschwind DH, Scharff C, Holy TE. Singing mice, songbirds, and more: models for FOXP2 function and dysfunction in human speech and language. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 26: 10376-9. PMID 17035521 DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.3379-06.2006  0.561
2006 Wada K, Howard JT, McConnell P, Whitney O, Lints T, Rivas MV, Horita H, Patterson MA, White SA, Scharff C, Haesler S, Zhao S, Sakaguchi H, Hagiwara M, Shiraki T, et al. A molecular neuroethological approach for identifying and characterizing a cascade of behaviorally regulated genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103: 15212-7. PMID 17018643 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.0607098103  0.778
2005 Scharff C, Haesler S. An evolutionary perspective on FoxP2: strictly for the birds? Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 15: 694-703. PMID 16266802 DOI: 10.1016/J.Conb.2005.10.004  0.8
2004 Scharff C, White SA. Genetic components of vocal learning. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1016: 325-47. PMID 15313783 DOI: 10.1196/annals.1298.032  0.497
2004 Gurok U, Steinhoff C, Lipkowitz B, Ropers HH, Scharff C, Nuber UA. Gene expression changes in the course of neural progenitor cell differentiation. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 24: 5982-6002. PMID 15229246 DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0809-04.2004  0.347
2004 Haesler S, Wada K, Nshdejan A, Morrisey EE, Lints T, Jarvis ED, Scharff C. FoxP2 expression in avian vocal learners and non-learners. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 24: 3164-75. PMID 15056696 DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.4369-03.2004  0.832
2003 Kalscheuer VM, Freude K, Musante L, Jensen LR, Yntema HG, Gécz J, Sefiani A, Hoffmann K, Moser B, Haas S, Gurok U, Haesler S, Aranda B, Nshedjan A, Tzschach A, ... ... Scharff C, et al. Mutations in the polyglutamine binding protein 1 gene cause X-linked mental retardation. Nature Genetics. 35: 313-5. PMID 14634649 DOI: 10.1038/Ng1264  0.728
2001 Doetsch F, Scharff C. Challenges for brain repair: insights from adult neurogenesis in birds and mammals. Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 58: 306-22. PMID 11978948 DOI: 10.1159/000057572  0.371
2000 Scharff C. Chasing fate and function of new neurons in adult brains. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 10: 774-83. PMID 11240289 DOI: 10.1016/S0959-4388(00)00155-0  0.431
2000 Denisenko-Nehrbass NI, Jarvis E, Scharff C, Nottebohm F, Mello CV. Site-specific retinoic acid production in the brain of adult songbirds. Neuron. 27: 359-70. PMID 10985355 DOI: 10.1016/S0896-6273(00)00043-X  0.778
2000 Scharff C, Kirn JR, Grossman M, Macklis JD, Nottebohm F. Targeted neuronal death affects neuronal replacement and vocal behavior in adult songbirds. Neuron. 25: 481-92. PMID 10719901 DOI: 10.1016/S0896-6273(00)80910-1  0.791
1998 Jarvis ED, Scharff C, Grossman MR, Ramos JA, Nottebohm F. For whom the bird sings: context-dependent gene expression. Neuron. 21: 775-88. PMID 9808464 DOI: 10.1016/S0896-6273(00)80594-2  0.73
1998 Scharff C, Nottebohm F, Cynx J. Conspecific and heterospecific song discrimination in male zebra finches with lesions in the anterior forebrain pathway. Journal of Neurobiology. 36: 81-90. PMID 9658340 DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4695(199807)36:1<81::AID-NEU7>3.0.CO;2-6  0.778
1997 Holzenberger M, Jarvis ED, Chong C, Grossman M, Nottebohm F, Scharff C. Selective expression of insulin-like growth factor II in the songbird brain. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 17: 6974-87. PMID 9278533 DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.17-18-06974.1997  0.714
1991 Scharff C, Nottebohm F. A comparative study of the behavioral deficits following lesions of various parts of the zebra finch song system: implications for vocal learning. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 11: 2896-913. PMID 1880555 DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.11-09-02896.1991  0.654
1989 Bleisch W, Scharff C, Nottebohm F. Neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) is elevated in adult avian slow muscle fibers with multiple terminals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 86: 6403-7. PMID 2668965 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.86.16.6403  0.535
1988 Diakow C, Scharff C, Aronow L. Egg-oviduct interaction initiates reproductive behavior. Hormones and Behavior. 22: 131-8. PMID 3258266 DOI: 10.1016/0018-506X(88)90036-0  0.301
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