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Daniela Vallentin

Dr. Daniela Vallentin

GSN associate faculty


Group Leader


MPIO Seewiesen
Eberhard-Gwinner-Strasse 11
D-82319 Seewiesen

Phone: +49 (0) 8157 932460


Further Information

Research focus: Neural circuits for vocal communication

Key words: vocal learning, social interactions in songbirds, premotor circuits, sensorimotor transformation, intracellular recordings in behaving animals

GSN Students: Linda Bistere, Giacomo Costalunga

Selected publications:

Benichov JI & Vallentin D Inhibition within a premotor circuit controls the timing of vocal turn-taking in zebra finches, Nat. Comm. 11, 221 (2020).

Picardo MA, Merel J*, Katlowitz KA*, Vallentin D*, Okobi DE, Benezra SE, Clary RC, Pnevmatikakis EA, Paninski L, Long MA. Population-Level Representation of a Temporal Sequence Underlying Song Production in the Zebra Finch. Neuron. 2016 May 18;90(4):866-76.

Vallentin D*, Kosche G*, Lipkind D, Long MA. Neural circuits. Inhibition protects acquired song segments during vocal learning in zebra finches. Science. 2016 Jan 15;351(6270):267-71.

Benichov JI, Benezra SE, Vallentin D, Globerson E, Long MA, Tchernichovski O. The Forebrain Song System Mediates Predictive Call Timing in Female and Male Zebra Finches. Curr Biol. 2016 Feb 8;26(3):309-18.

Kosche G*, Vallentin D*, Long MA. Interplay of inhibition and excitation shapes a premotor neural sequence. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21;35(3):1217-27.

Vallentin D, Long MA. Motor origin of precise synaptic inputs onto forebrain neurons driving a skilled behavior. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 7;35(1):299-307.