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JH Bruno, O Tchernichovski (2017) Regularities in zebra finch song beyond the repeated motif. Behavioural Processes


D Lipkind, AT Zai, A Hanuschkin, GF Marcus, O Tchernichovski, & R Hahnloser (2017). Songbirds work around computational complexity by learning song vocabulary independently of sequence. Nature Communications 8 (1), 1247



O Tchernichovski, M King, P Brinkmann, X Halkias, D Fimiarz, L Mars & D. Conley (2017) Tradeoff Between Distributed Social Learning and Herding Effect in Online Rating Systems: Evidence From a Real-World Intervention. SAGE Open 7 (1), 2158244017691078


O Tchernichovski, O Feher, D Fimiarz, D Conley (2017) How social learning adds up to a culture: from birdsong to human public opinion. Journal of Experimental Biology 220 (1), 124-132


O Fehér, I Ljubičić, K Suzuki, K Okanoya, O Tchernichovski (2017) Statistical learning in songbirds: from self-tutoring to song culture. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372 (1711), 20160053


O. Tchernichovski & D. Lipkind (2016) Encoding Vocal Culture. Science 354, 6317.


E Janney, H Taylor, C Scharff, D Rothenberg, LC Parra, O Tchernichovski (2016) Temporal regularity increases with repertoire complexity in the Australian pied butcherbird's song. Royal Society Open Science 3 (9), 160357


Tchernichovski O & Oller DK (2016) Vocal Development: How Marmoset Infants Express Their Feelings. Current Biology 26 (10), R422-R424


Ljubicic I, Hyland-Bruno J, & Tchernichovski O (2016) Social influences on song learning. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 7, 101-107


Benichov J, Globerson E & Tchernichovski O (2016) Finding the beat: From socially coordinated vocalizations in songbirds to rhythmic entrainment in humans. Frontiers in Human NeuroScience


Benichov J,Benezra, SE, Vallentin, D, Globerson E, Long MA & Tchernichovski, O (2016) The Forebrain Song System Mediates Predictive Call Timing in Female and Male Zebra Finches. Current Biology. 26(3). 309-318. DOI:


Sasahara K, Tchernichovski O, Takahasi M, Suzuki K & Okanoya K (2015) A rhythm landscape approach to the developmental dynamics of birdsong. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0802


Margoliash, D. & Tchernichovski O (2015) Marmoset kids actually listen. Science 349.6249: 688-689.

Tchernichovski O & Marcus G (2014) Vocal learning beyond imitation: mechanisms of adaptive vocal development in songbirds and human infants. Current Opinion in Neurobiologypp. 42-47
DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2014.06.002

Rothenberg D, Roeske TC, Voss H, Naguib M & Tchernichovski O (2014) Investigation of musicality in birdsong. Hearing Research

Lipkind D, Marcus GF, Bemis DK, Sasahara K, Jacoby N, Takahasi M, Suzuki K, Feher O, Ravbar P, Okanoya K & Tchernichovski O. (2013) Stepwise acquisition of vocal combinatorial capacity in songbirds and human infants. Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature12173


Lipkind D, Marcus GF, Bemis DK & Tchernichovski O  Shared protocol for babbling analysis. Nature Share


Ravbar, P., Lipkind, D., Parra, L. C., & Tchernichovski, O. (2012). Vocal Exploration Is Locally Regulated during Song Learning. Journal of Neuroscience, 7 March 2012, 32(10):3422-3432

Lipkind, D., Tchernichovski, O (2011) Quantification of developmental birdsong learning from the subsyllabic scale to cultural evolution. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1012941108


Kristen K. Maul , Henning U. Voss , Lucas C. Parra , Delanthi Salgado-Commissariat , Douglas Ballon , Ofer Tchernichovski , Santosh A. Helekar (2010) The development of stimulus-specific auditory responses requires song exposure in male but not female zebra finches. Developmental Neurobiology Vol 70-1 pp 28-40


Feher, O., Wang, H., Saar, S., Mitra, PP, Tchernichovski, O. (2009) De novo establishment of wild-type song culture in the zebra finch. Nature 459 2009 DOI: 10.1038


Saar,S., Mitra, PP (2008) A Technique for Characterizing the Development of Rhythms in Bird Song. PLoS ONE 3(1)



Voss HU, Tabelow K, Polzehl J, Tchernichovski O, Maul KK, Salgado-Commissariat D, Ballon D, Helekar SA. Functional MRI of the zebra      finch brain during song stimulation suggests a lateralized. PNAS. 2007 Jun 19;104(25):10667-72.


Valente, D., Wang, H., Andrews, P., Saar, S., Tchernichovski, O., Golani,I., Mitra, PP (2007) Characterization of animal behavior through the use of audio and video signal processing. IEEE multimedia : signal processing in life sciences issue Oct. 2007 p.32-41.


Andrews, P., Saar, S., Wang, H., Valente, D., Serkhane, J., Tchernichovski, O., Golani, I., Mitra, PP (2006) Multimedia signal processing for behavioral quantification in Neuroscience. ACM Multimedia Conference 2006, OCT 2006, 1-10


Deregnaucourt S, Mitra PP, Feher O, Pytte C, Tchernichovski O (2005) How sleep affects the developmental learning of bird song. Nature, Vol. 433, No. 7027. (17 February 2005), pp. 710-716.


Tchernichovski, O., Lints T., Deregnaucourt S., Mitra P.P. (2004). Analysis of the entire song development: Methods and Rationale. . Ann NY Acad Sci. 1016: 348–363 special issue: Neurobiology of Birdsong, Eds. Ziegler & Marler)


Deregnaucourt S., Mitra P.P., Lints, T., Tchernichovski, O. (2004). Song development: In Search for the error-signal. Ann NY Acad Sci 2004 1016: 364-376 Special issue: Neurobiology of Birdsong, Eds. Ziegler & Marler)


Tchernichovski, O., Mitra, P.P. (2002) Towards quantification of vocal imitation in the zebra finch. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 188: 867-878


Tchernichovski, O., Mitra, P.P., Lints, T., Nottebohm, F. (2001) Dynamics of the vocal imitation process: how a zebra finch learns its song.Science, 291 (5513) 2564-2569.


Tchernichovski, O., Nottebohm, F., Ho, C.E., Bijan, P., Mitra, P.P. (2000). A procedure for an automated measurement of song similarity. Animal Behaviour 59, 1167-1176.


Tchernichovski, O., Lints, T., Mitra, P.P., Nottebohm, F. (1999). Vocal imitation in zebra finches is inversely related to model abundance. PNAS Vol. 96, 12901-12904.


Tchernichovski, O., Schwabl, H., Nottebohm, F. (1998) Context determines the sex appeal of male zebra finch song. Animal Behaviour 55, 1003-1010.


Tchernichovski, O., Nottebohm, F. (1998) Social Inhibition of song imitation among sibling male zebra finches. PNAS Vol. 95, 8951-8956.


Tchernichovski, O., Benjamini, Y., Golani, I. (1998). The dynamics of long-term exploration in the rat. Part I: A phase-plane analysis of the relationship between location and velocity. Biological Cybernetics Vol. 78, 6, 423-432.


Tchernichovski, O., Benjamini, Y. (1998). The dynamics of long term exploration in the rat. part II: An analytical model of the kinematic structure of rat exploratory behavior. Biological Cybernetics. Vol. 78, 6, 433-440.


Golani, I., Einat, H., Tchernichovski, O., Teitelbaum, P. (1997) Keeping the body straight in the unconstrained locomotion of normal and dopamine stimulant treated rats. Journal of Motor Behavior, 29, 99-112.


Tchernichovski, O., Benjamini, Y., Golani, I. (1996) Constraints and the emergence of ‘Free’ exploratory behavior in rat ontogeny. Behaviour 133, 519-539.


Tchernichovski, O, Golani I., (1995). A phase plan representation of rat exploratory behavior. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 62, 21-27.

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