Office Location: AC-4E03D
|Tuesday||11:00pm - 11:50pm|
|Wednesday||2:00pm - 2:50pm|
|Thursday||11:00pm - 11:50pm|
|PhD||Tel Aviv University||Zoology||2007|
|MS||Tel Aviv University||Zoology||2000|
|BS||Tel Aviv University||Life Sciences||1995|
Areas of Expertise
- Animal behavior, vocal learning, neuroethology
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Lipkind D., Geambasu, A. & Levelt C.C.. "The development of structured vocalizations in songbirds and humans: a comparative analysis.." Top Cogn Sci.. doi: 10.1111/tops.12414 2019: [Epub ahead of print].
Tchernichovski O. & Lipkind D.. "Animal Communication: Origins of sequential structure in birdsong. (Perspective)." Curr Biol.. 27(23) 2017: R1268-R1269.
Lipkind D., Zai A.T., Hanuschkin A., Marcus G.F., Tchernichovski O. & Hahnloser R.H.R.. "Songbirds work around computational complexity by learning song vocabulary independently of sequence.." Nat Commun. 8 2017: 1247.
Tchernichovski O. & Lipkind D.. "Encoding vocal culture: neuronal encoding of birdsong promotes learning and species specificity. (Perspective)." Science. 354(6317) 2016: 1234-1235.
Vallentin D., Kosche G., Lipkind D. & Long M.A.. "Inhibition protects acquired song segments during vocal learning in zebra finches.." Science. 351(6270) 2016: 267-271.
Lipkind D., Marcus G.F., Bemis D., Sasahara K., Jacoby N., Takahashi M., Suzuki K., Feher O., Ravbar P., Okanoya K. & Tchernichovski O.. "Stepwise Acquisition of vocal combinatorial capacity in songbirds and human infants.." Nature. 498(7452) 2013: 104-108.
Ravbar P., Lipkind D., Parra L.C. & Tchernichovski O.. "Vocal exploration is locally regulated during song learning.." J Neurosci. 32(10) 2012: 3422-3432.
Lipkind D. & Tchernichovski O.. "Quantification of developmental birdsong learning from the subsyllabic scale to cultural evolution.." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.. 108 Suppl 3 2011: 15572-15579.
Benjamini Y., Lipkind D., Horev G., Fonio E., Kafkafi N. & Golani I.. "Ten ways to improve the quality of descriptions of whole-animal movement.." Neurosci Biobehav Rev.. 34(8) 2010: 1351-1365.
Sakov A., Golani I., Lipkind D. & Benjamini Y.. "High-throughput data analysis in behavior genetics.." Ann Appl Stat. 4(2) 2010: 743-763.
Lipkind D., Sakov A., Kafkafi N., Elmer G.I., Benjamini Y. & Golani I.. "New replicable anxiety-related measures of wall versus center behavior of mice in the Open Field.." J Appl Physiol. 97 2004: 347-359.
Kafkafi N., Lipkind D., Benjamini Y., Mayo C.L., Elmer G.I. & Golani I.. "SEE locomotor behavior test discriminates C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mouse inbred strains across laboratories and protocol conditions.." Behav Neurosci. 117(3) 2003: 464-477.
Kafkafi N., Pagis M., Lipkind D., Mayo C.L., Benjamini Y., Golani I. & Elmer G.I.. "Darting behavior: a quantitative movement pattern designed for discrimination and replicability in mouse locomotor behavior.." Behav Brain Res. 142(1-2) 2003: 193-205.
Lipkind, D., Nottebohm, F., Rado, R. & Barnea, A.. "Social change affects the survival of new neurons in the forebrain of adult songbirds.." Behav Brain Res. 133(1) 2002: 31-43.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Golani I., Benjamini Y., Dvorkin A., Lipkind D & Kefkafi N.. "Locomotor and exploratory behavior.." The behavior of the laboratory rat: A handbook with tests.. 2005: 171-182.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Finding the shortest path in behavioral space " May 2021: ABC (Animal Behavior and Conservation) Masters Program, Hunter Collegeend of the year event.
" Inferring the intrinsic reward of complex skill learning – a birdsong perspective. Poster " July 2020: FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) 2020, Virtual Forum.
" How is a complex vocal skill learned? Lessons from songbirds " March 2020: Honors Program Seminar, York College.
" Computations involved in birdsong template formation. Poster " February 2020: Meeting of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience (SSN). Bern, Switzerland.
" The challenges of learning complex behavioral sequences - lessons from songbirds " November 2019: Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, CUNY.
" Learning complex behavioral sequences by trial and error – lessons from birdsong. " November 2019: Biology Colloquium Series, Queens College CUNY.
" The challenges of learning complex behavioral sequences – lessons from songbirds. " October 2019: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program colloquium, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
" How is a complex skill learned? Lessons from the songbirds. " September 2019: Cognitive and Comparative Psychology (CCP) Colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center.
" Vocal learning: from songbirds to humans. " August 2019: CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative (CNC) Colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center.
" Vocal learning - from songbirds to humans " February 2019: Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, York College, CUNY.
" Finding the shortest path in behavioral space " January 2019: On the Morphogenesis of Animal Behavior, Symposium in honor of Professor Ilan Golani, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
" Vocal development: from songbirds to humans " November 2018: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior colloquium class, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY.
" A combination of strategies for learning a complex motor sequence " October 2018: Bird Song and Animal Communication Annual Meeting, Millbrook, NY.
" The development and evolution of vocal combinatorial ability " April 2017: “The comparative biology of language learning”, workshop, The Lorenz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.
" Sensorimotor vocal learning in songbirds and human infants " September 2016: International Symposium on New Perspectives in Integrative Neuroscience, Tubingen, Germany.
" Template-based song learning: how an internal sensory template guides motor development " November 2014: 3rd Annual Songbird Satellite Meeting, Washington, D.C..
" Experimental manipulation of syntax acquisition: trial and error learning? " November 2011: 1st Annual Songbird Satellite Meeting, Washington, D.C..
" What syntactic operations do zebra finches make during imitation? Evidence from experimental manipulation of song development. " July 2010: Bird Song Conference, Millbrook, NY.
" Tutorial on SEE (software supported Strategy for the Exploration of Exploration) " 2002: Measuring Behavior Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
NIH NINDS, Reinforcement Mechanisms for Learning Vocal Behaviors (Co-Investigator). 2018-2023: $524,720.
Offices Held In Professional Societies
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
As hoc reviewer, Communications Biology: March 2021.
Ad hoc reviewer, Nature Communications: October 2020.
Volunteer, VESSC (volunteer emergency student success coaches) York College: April-May 2020.
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Experimental Psychology: 2020.
Ad hoc reviewer, Animal Behaviour: 2020.
Ad hoc reviewer, Scientific Reports: 2020.
Ad hoc reviewer, Israel Science Foundation: 2020.
Doctoral Thesis, co-supervisor, Tomas Tomka, doctoral student, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH ZUrich: Since January 2020.
Mentor, high school student project, Jaewon Lee, Bronx Highschool for the Sciences: Since June 2021.
Mentor, high school student project, Claire Jiang, The Bronx High School of Science: Since July 2020.
Invited participant, Workshop "Unifying Vocal Learning", Lorentz Center, Leiden University, The Netherlands: September 2019.
Mentor, high school student project, Huihui Jiang, Queens High School of the Sciences at York College: since July 2019.
Mentor, high school student project, Amareli Reyes, Queens Metropolitan High School: since July 2019.
Mentor, high school student project, Julie Lin, The Bronx High School of Science: since July 2019.
Judge, Writing Across the Curriculum Science Fair: 4/7/2019.
Ad hoc reviewer, Israel Science Foundation: 2019.
Ad hoc reviewer, Scientific Reports: 2018.
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Neuroscience Methods: 2016.
Ad hoc reviewer, The Auk: Ornitological Advances: 2015.