Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Perkes A., H. L. Anderson, M. Schmidt, M. West, A. King and D. White (2022) Collective cohesion in male singing predicts group-level reproductive output in a songbird. (under revision @ Current Biology)

Perkes A., Pfrommer B., Daniilidis K., White D. and M. Schmidt (2022) Variation in female songbird state determines signal strength needed to evoke copulation. BioRxiv preprint (under revision @ eLife)

Schwark R., M. Fuxjager and M. Schmidt (2022) Proposing a neural framework for the evolution of elaborate courtship displays. eLife

Anderson H, Perkes A, Gottfried J, Davies H, White D and M. F. Schmidt (2021) Female signal jamming in a socially monogamous brood parasite. Animal Behaviour. 2021 February; 172:155-169.

Badger M, Wang Y, Modh A, Perkes A, Kolotouros N, Pfrommer B, Schmidt M and Daniilidis K. (2020) Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2020. Chapter 1, 3D Bird Reconstruction: A Dataset, Model, and Shape Recovery from a Single View. 1-17p.

Sheldon, Z., Castelino C. E., Glaze, C., Yau, E., Bibu S. and M.F. Schmidt (2020) Regulation of vocal precision by noradrenergic modulation of a motor nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology 124: 458–470, 2020. doi:10.1152/jn.00154.2020. (*chosen as APS select paper of the month)

Burke J. and M. F. Schmidt, M. F. (2020) Neural control of birdsong (2.0). In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

Perkes, A., White. D. J., J. M. Wild and M. F. Schmidt (2019) Female songbirds: the unsung drivers of social behavior. Behavioral Processes 163: 60 – 70

Albersheim-Carter, J., A. Blubaum, I. H. Ballagh, K. Missaghi, E. R. Siuda, G. Mc Murray, A. H. Bass, R. Dubuc, D. B. Kelley, M. F. Schmidt, R. J.A. Wilson, and P. A. Gray (2016) Testing the evolutionary conservation of specialized vocal motoneurons in vertebrates. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 224: 2 – 10.

Schmidt M. F. and F. Goller (2016) Breathtaking songs: Coordinating the neural circuits for breathing and singing. Physiology. 31: 442-451

 Schmidt M.F. and J. M. Wild (2014) The respiratory-vocal system of songbirds: Anatomy, physiology and neural control. Progress in Brain Research, Vol 212: 297 – 335.

Schmidt M. F. and L. Ding (2014) Achieving perfection through variability: the basal ganglia helped me do it! Neuron 82: 6 – 8.

Maguire S., M. F.  Schmidt and D. J. White (2013) Social brains in context: Lesions to the song control system in female cowbirds affect their social network. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63239.

Lewandowski B.C, Alexei A., Hahnloser R. and M.F.Schmidt (2013) At the interface between the auditory and vocal motor system: NIf and its role in vocal processing, production and learning J. Physiology (Paris) 107:178-192

Mclean J., S. Bricault and M. F. Schmidt (2013) Characterization of respiratory neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla, an area critical for vocal production in songbirds. J. Neurophysiology 109: 948-957.

Raksin J. N., C. Glaze, S. Smith and M. F. Schmidt (2012) Linear and Nonlinear Auditory Response Properties of Interneurons in a High Order Avian Vocal Motor Nucleus During Wakefulness. J. Neurophysiology 107:2185-2201

Schmidt, M. F., J. Mc Lean and F. Goller (2011) Breathing and Vocal Control: The Respiratory System as both a Driver and Target of Telencephalic Vocal Motor Circuits in Songbirds. J. Exp. Physiology 97 (4) 455-461

Lewandowski B. C. and M. F. Schmidt (2011) Short bouts of vocalization induce long lasting fast gamma oscillations in a sensorimotor nucleus. J. Neuroscience 31(39): 13936-13948; doi: 10.1523/ JNEUROSCI.6809-10.2011

Margoliash, D. and M.F. Schmidt (2010) Sleep, off-line processing, and vocal learning.Brain and Language 115: 45 – 58.

Castelino, C. B. and M. F. Schmidt (2010) What birdsong can teach us about the central noradrenergic system. J. Chem. Neuroanatomy 39: 96 – 111

Schmidt, M. F. (2008) Using Both Sides of Your Brain: The Case for Rapid Interhemispheric Switching. PLoS Biology 6: 2089 – 2093

Ashmore R. C., J. A. Renk and M. F. Schmidt (2008) Bottom-up Activation of Forebrain Vocal Motor Structures by the Respiratory Brainstem. J. Neuroscience 28: 2613 – 2623.

Schmidt, M. F. and R. C. Ashmore (2008) Integrating breathing and singing: Forebrain and brainstem mechanisms in Neuroscience of Birdsong (ed. Zeigler, H. P. and P. Marler)Cambridge University Press.

Ashmore R. C., M. Bourjaily and M. F. Schmidt (2008) Hemispheric coordination is necessary for song production in adult birds: Implications for a dual role for forebrain nuclei in vocal motor control. J. Neurophysiology 99: 373–385. 

Nealen P. M. and M. F. Schmidt (2006) Distributed and selective auditory representation of song repertoires in the avian song system. J. Neurophysiology 96: 3433-3447

Ashmore R. C., J. M. Wild and M. F. Schmidt (2005) Brainstem and forebrain contributions to the generation of learned motor behaviors for song J. Neuroscience 25: 8543-8554.

Cardin J.A., Raksin J. N. and M.F. Schmidt (2005) The sensorimotor nucleus NIf is necessary for auditory processing but not vocal motor output in the avian song system. J. Neurophysiology 93: 2157-2166.

Cardin J.A. and M.F. Schmidt (2004) Noradrenergic inputs mediate state dependence of auditory responses in the avian song system. J. Neuroscience 24: 7745-7753.

Cardin, J.A. and M. F. Schmidt (2003) Song system auditory responses are stable and highly tuned during sedation, rapidly modulated and unselective during wakefulness, and suppressed by arousal. J. Neurophysiology 90: 2884-2899.

Schmidt M. F. (2003) Pattern of interhemispheric synchronous premotor activity in HVc correlates with key transitions in the song pattern. J. Neurophysiology 90: 3931-3949.

Schmidt M. F. and M. Konishi (1998) Gating of auditory responses in the song control system of awake songbirds. Nature Neuroscience 1: 513-518.