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Timothy Gentner

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentNeurobiology
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0109
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-822-6763
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    Neural mechanisms of auditory temporal pattern perception
    NIH/NIDCD R56DC016408Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuroscience Graduate Training Program
    NIH/NINDS T32NS061847Jul 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Auditory Mechanisms for Complex Acoustic Communication
    NIH/NIDCD R01DC008358Mar 1, 2007 - Feb 28, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NEURAL MECHANISMS OF INDIVIDUAL VOCAL RECOGNITION
    NIH/NIDCD F32DC000389Mar 15, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Castagnola E, Vahidi NW, Nimbalkar S, Rudraraju S, Thielk M, Zucchini E, Cea C, Carli S, Gentner TQ, Ricci D, Fadiga L, Kassegne S. In Vivo Dopamine Detection and Single Unit Recordings Using Intracortical Glassy Carbon Microelectrode Arrays. MRS Adv. 2018; 3(29):1629-1634. PMID: 29881642.
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    2. Bregman MR, Patel AD, Gentner TQ. Songbirds use spectral shape, not pitch, for sound pattern recognition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 09; 113(6):1666-71. PMID: 26811447; PMCID: PMC4760803.
    3. Kozlov AS, Gentner TQ. Central auditory neurons have composite receptive fields. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 02; 113(5):1441-6. PMID: 26787894; PMCID: PMC4747712.
    4. Comins JA, Gentner TQ. Pattern-Induced Covert Category Learning in Songbirds. Curr Biol. 2015 Jul 20; 25(14):1873-7. PMID: 26119748; PMCID: PMC4626452.
    5. Perks KE, Gentner TQ. Subthreshold membrane responses underlying sparse spiking to natural vocal signals in auditory cortex. Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Mar; 41(5):725-33. PMID: 25728189; PMCID: PMC4347871.
    6. Comins JA, Gentner TQ. Temporal pattern processing in songbirds. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2014 Oct; 28:179-87. PMID: 25201176.
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    7. Comins JA, Gentner TQ. Auditory temporal pattern learning by songbirds using maximal stimulus diversity and minimal repetition. Anim Cogn. 2014 Sep; 17(5):1023-30. PMID: 24526277.
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    8. Kozlov AS, Gentner TQ. Central auditory neurons display flexible feature recombination functions. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Mar; 111(6):1183-9. PMID: 24353301; PMCID: PMC3949310.
    9. Petkov CI, Gentner TQ, Liu RC. Editorial introduction to Hearing Research special issue on communication sounds and the brain: new directions and perspectives. Hear Res. 2013 Nov; 305:1-2. PMID: 24076210.
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    10. Calisi RM, Knudsen DP, Krause JS, Wingfield JC, Gentner TQ. Estradiol differentially affects auditory recognition and learning according to photoperiodic state in the adult male songbird, European starling (Sturnus vulgaris). PeerJ. 2013; 1:e150. PMID: 24058881; PMCID: PMC3775630.
    11. Caporello Bluvas E, Gentner TQ. Attention to natural auditory signals. Hear Res. 2013 Nov; 305:10-8. PMID: 23981812.
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    12. Comins JA, Gentner TQ. Perceptual categories enable pattern generalization in songbirds. Cognition. 2013 Aug; 128(2):113-8. PMID: 23669049; PMCID: PMC3684258.
    13. Jeanne JM, Sharpee TO, Gentner TQ. Associative learning enhances population coding by inverting interneuronal correlation patterns. Neuron. 2013 Apr 24; 78(2):352-63. PMID: 23622067.
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    14. Knudsen DP, Gentner TQ. Active recognition enhances the representation of behaviorally relevant information in single auditory forebrain neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Apr; 109(7):1690-703. PMID: 23303858; PMCID: PMC3628005.
    15. Thompson JV, Jeanne JM, Gentner TQ. Local inhibition modulates learning-dependent song encoding in the songbird auditory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Feb; 109(3):721-33. PMID: 23155175; PMCID: PMC3567384.
    16. Kiggins JT, Comins JA, Gentner TQ. Targets for a comparative neurobiology of language. Front Evol Neurosci. 2012; 4:6. PMID: 22509163; PMCID: PMC3321487.
    17. Bregman MR, Patel AD, Gentner TQ. Stimulus-dependent flexibility in non-human auditory pitch processing. Cognition. 2012 Jan; 122(1):51-60. PMID: 21911217; PMCID: PMC3215778.
    18. Bloomfield TC, Gentner TQ, Margoliash D. What birds have to say about language. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Jul 26; 14(8):947-8. PMID: 21792190; PMCID: PMC3718307.
    19. Jeanne JM, Thompson JV, Sharpee TO, Gentner TQ. Emergence of learned categorical representations within an auditory forebrain circuit. J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 16; 31(7):2595-606. PMID: 21325527; PMCID: PMC3060658.
    20. Knudsen D, Thompson JV, Gentner TQ. Distributed recognition of natural songs by European starlings. Learn Motiv. 2010 Nov 01; 41(4):287-306. PMID: 20976018.
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    21. Comins JA, Gentner TQ. Working memory for patterned sequences of auditory objects in a songbird. Cognition. 2010 Oct; 117(1):38-53. PMID: 20638052; PMCID: PMC2934891.
    22. Knudsen DP, Gentner TQ. Mechanisms of song perception in oscine birds. Brain Lang. 2010 Oct; 115(1):59-68. PMID: 20471673; PMCID: PMC2932808.
    23. Gentner TQ, Fenn K, Margoliash D, Nusbaum H. Simple stimuli, simple strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 20; 107(16):E65; author reply E66-7. PMID: 20388905; PMCID: PMC2867723.
    24. Thompson JV, Gentner TQ. Song recognition learning and stimulus-specific weakening of neural responses in the avian auditory forebrain. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Apr; 103(4):1785-97. PMID: 20107117; PMCID: PMC2853264.
    25. Gibb L, Gentner TQ, Abarbanel HD. Brain stem feedback in a computational model of birdsong sequencing. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Sep; 102(3):1763-78. PMID: 19553477; PMCID: PMC2746794.
    26. Gibb L, Gentner TQ, Abarbanel HD. Inhibition and recurrent excitation in a computational model of sparse bursting in song nucleus HVC. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Sep; 102(3):1748-62. PMID: 19515949; PMCID: PMC2746786.
    27. Gentner TQ. Temporal scales of auditory objects underlying birdsong vocal recognition. J Acoust Soc Am. 2008 Aug; 124(2):1350-9. PMID: 18681620; PMCID: PMC2638212.
    28. Gentner TQ. Surprising twist on auditory representation. Focus on: "what's that sound? Auditory area CLM encodes stimulus surprise, not intensity or intensity changes". J Neurophysiol. 2008 Jun; 99(6):2755-6. PMID: 18544667; PMCID: PMC3023799.
    29. Gentner TQ, Fenn KM, Margoliash D, Nusbaum HC. Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds. Nature. 2006 Apr 27; 440(7088):1204-7. PMID: 16641998; PMCID: PMC2653278.
    30. Appeltants D, Gentner TQ, Hulse SH, Balthazart J, Ball GF. The effect of auditory distractors on song discrimination in male canaries (Serinus canaria). Behav Processes. 2005 Jun 30; 69(3):331-41. PMID: 15896531.
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    31. Sockman KW, Gentner TQ, Ball GF. Complementary neural systems for the experience-dependent integration of mate-choice cues in European starlings. J Neurobiol. 2005 Jan; 62(1):72-81. PMID: 15389683.
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    32. Gentner TQ, Hulse SH, Ball GF. Functional differences in forebrain auditory regions during learned vocal recognition in songbirds. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2004 Dec; 190(12):1001-10. PMID: 15449092.
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    33. Gentner TQ. Neural systems for individual song recognition in adult birds. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Jun; 1016:282-302. PMID: 15313781.
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    34. Gentner TQ, Margoliash D. Neuronal populations and single cells representing learned auditory objects. Nature. 2003 Aug 07; 424(6949):669-74. PMID: 12904792; PMCID: PMC2631575.
    35. Sockman KW, Gentner TQ, Ball GF. Recent experience modulates forebrain gene-expression in response to mate-choice cues in European starlings. Proc Biol Sci. 2002 Dec 07; 269(1508):2479-85. PMID: 12495492; PMCID: PMC1691185.
    36. Gentner TQ, Hulse SH, Duffy D, Ball GF. Response biases in auditory forebrain regions of female songbirds following exposure to sexually relevant variation in male song. J Neurobiol. 2001 Jan; 46(1):48-58. PMID: 11108615.
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    37. Gentner TQ, Hulse SH. Perceptual classification based on the component structure of song in European starlings. J Acoust Soc Am. 2000 Jun; 107(6):3369-81. PMID: 10875382.
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    38. Gentner TQ, Hulse SH, Bentley GE, Ball GF. Individual vocal recognition and the effect of partial lesions to HVc on discrimination, learning, and categorization of conspecific song in adult songbirds. J Neurobiol. 2000 Jan; 42(1):117-33. PMID: 10623906.
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    39. Ball GF, Gentner TQ. They're playing our song: gene expression and birdsong perception. Neuron. 1998 Aug; 21(2):271-4. PMID: 9728907.
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    40. MacDougall-Shackleton SA, Hulse SH, Gentner TQ, White W. Auditory scene analysis by European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris): perceptual segregation of tone sequences. J Acoust Soc Am. 1998 Jun; 103(6):3581-7. PMID: 9637040.
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    41. Chaiken M, Gentner TQ, Hulse SH. Effects of social interaction on the development of starling song and the perception of these effects by conspecifics. J Comp Psychol. 1997 Dec; 111(4):379-92. PMID: 9419883.
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