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    Hierarchical Learning of Song in Birds: A Case of Vocal Imitation?Dietmar Todt - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):702-703.
    The target article by Byrne & Russon treats imitation as an achievement that originates from observation. In my commentary I propose extending the database to the role of listening. Referring to current studies on song learning in birds, I suggest that at least some features of this accomplishment also may be based on learning by imitation.
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    Studies of STM Properties in Animals May Help Us Better Understand the Nature of Our Own Storage Limitations: The Case of Birdsong Acquisition.Dietmar Todt - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):149-150.
    I like Cowan's review of STM properties and especially his suggestions on the role of attention. I missed, however, a consideration of studies which provide evidence for STM properties in animals. In my commentary, I argue that such evidence can elucidate the biological basis of storage limitations, validating this view by discussing mechanisms which constrain the acquisition of serial information in songbirds.
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    Birdsong: Variations That Follow Rules.Dietmar Todt & Henrike Hultsch - 1992 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 15 (2):289-290.