See below for invited reviews and chapters.

Fernandez-Vargas, M. Macedo-Lima, M., and Remage-Healey, L. (2024) Acute aromatase inhibition disrupts neural and behavioral discrimination of auditory scenes in female zebra finches. eNeuro Mar 22;11(3):ENEURO.0423-23.2024. PubMed

Macedo-Lima, M., Fernandez-Vargas, M., and Remage-Healey, L. (2024) Social reinforcement guides operant behaviour and auditory learning in a songbird. Animal Behaviour Apr:210:127-137 PubMed

Winsor, A.M., Hoy, R.R., Remage-Healey, L., and Jakob, E. M. (2024) Visual attention and processing in jumping spiders. Trends in Neurosciences Jan;47(1):6-8 PubMed

Spool, J.A., Lally, A., and Remage-Healey, L. (2023) Top-down, auditory pallial regulation of the social behavior network bioRXiv

Scarpa, G.B., Starrett, J.R., Li, G.L., Brooks, C.T., Morohashi, Y., Yazaki-Sugiyama, Y. and Remage-Healey, L. (2023) Estrogens rapidly shape synaptic and intrinsic properties to regulate the temporal precision of songbird auditory neurons. Cerebral Cortex Mar 21;33(7):3401-3420 PubMed

Spool, J.A., Bergan, J.F., and Remage-Healey, L. (2022) A neural circuit perspective on brain aromatase. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology In press. PubMed

Caras, M.L., Happel M.F.K., Chandrasekaran, B., Ripoll├ęs, P., Keesom, S.M., Hurley, L.M., Remage-Healey, L., Holt, L.L., Wright, B.A. (2022) Non-sensory influences on auditory learning and plasticity. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology In press

de Bournonville, C., Mendoza, K.R., and Remage-Healey, L. (2021) Aromatase and non-aromatase neurons in the zebra finch secondary auditory forebrain are indistinct in their song-driven gene induction and intrinsic electrophysiological properties. In press European Journal of Neuroscience PubMed

Macedo-Lima, M.M., Boyd, H.M., Remage-Healey, L. (2021) Dopamine D1 receptor activation drives plasticity in the songbird auditory pallium. Journal of Neuroscience Jun 1;41(28):6050-69 PubMed

Spool, J.A., Macedo-Lima, M.M., Scarpa, G.B., Morohashi, Y., Yazaki-Sugiyama, Y., Remage-Healey, L. (2021) Genetically identified neurons in avian auditory pallium mirror core principles of their mammalian counterparts. Current Biology Jul 12;31(13):2831-2843 PubMed

Macedo-Lima M, Remage-Healey L. (2021) Dopamine modulation of motor and sensory cortical plasticity among vertebrates. Integr Comp Biol. Jul 23;61(1):316-336 PubMed

Schroeder, K.M. and Remage-Healey, L. (2021) Adult-like neural representation of species-specific songs in the auditory forebrain of zebra finch nestlings. Developmental Neurobiology Mar;81(2):123-138 PubMed

de Bournonville, C., McGrath, A.*, and Remage-Healey, L. (2020) Testosterone synthesis in the female songbird brain. Hormones and Behavior Feb 12:104716 PubMed

Vahaba, D.V., Hecsh, A.* and Remage-Healey, L. (2020) Blocking neuroestrogen synthesis modifies neural representations of learned song without altering vocal imitation accuracy in developing songbirds. Scientific Reports Feb 27;10(1):3602 PubMed

Macedo-Lima, M., and Remage-Healey, L. (2020) Auditory learning in an operant task with social reinforcement is dependent on neuro-oestrogen synthesis in the male songbird auditory cortex. Hormones and Behavior 121:104713 doi

Krentzel, A.A., Ikeda, M.Z., Oliver, T.J.*, Koroveshi, E.*, and Remage-Healey, L. (2019) Acute neuroestrogen production is necessary for song-induced immediate early gene expression in male and female zebra finches. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 206:15-31 doi

Caballero, J.P., Scarpa, G.B., Remage-Healey, L. and Moorman, D.E. (2019) Differential effects of dorsal and ventral medial prefrontal cortex inactivation during natural reward seeking, extinction, and reinstatement. eNeuro Sep 25;6(5). pii: ENEURO.0296-19. PubMed

Gervais NJ, Remage-Healey L, Starrett JR*, Pollak DJ*, Mong JA, Lacreuse A. (2019) Adverse Effects of Aromatase Inhibition on the Brain and Behavior in a Nonhuman Primate. Journal of Neuroscience. Jan 30;39(5):918-928. PubMed

Krentzel, A.A., Macedo-Lima, M., Ikeda, M.Z. and Remage-Healey, L. (2018) A membrane G-protein coupled estrogen receptor is necessary but not sufficient for sex-differences in songbird auditory encoding. Endocrinology Mar 1;159(3):1328-1338. PubMed

Lee, V.S.*, Pawlisch B.A., Macedo-Lima, M., and Remage-Healey, L. (2018) Norepinephrine enhances the responses and coding of song in the auditory forebrain of male zebra finches. Journal of Neurophysiology. Jan 1;119(1):209-220. PubMed

Hedges, V.L., Chen, G., Yu, L., Krentzel, A.A., Starrett, J.R.*, Zhu, JN., Suntharalingam, P., Remage-Healey, L., Wang, J.J., Ebner, T.J., and Mermelstein, P.G. (2018) Local Estrogen Synthesis is Essential for Parallel Fiber-Purkinje Cell Neurotransmission within the Cerebellar Cortex. Endocrinology Mar 1;159(3):1328-1338 PubMed

Moseley, D.L., Joshi, N.R.*, Prather, J.F., Podos, J., and Remage-Healey, L. (2017) A neuronal signature of accurate imitative learning. Scientific Reports. Dec 11;7(1):17320. PubMed

Vahaba, D.V., Macedo-Lima, M., and Remage-Healey, L. (2017) Sensory coding and sensitivity to local estrogens shift during critical period milestones in the auditory cortex of male songbirds. eNeuro. Dec 12;4(6). pii: ENEURO.0317-17.2017. PubMed

Ikeda, M.Z.^, Krentzel, A.A.^, Scarpa, G.B*, Oliver T.J.* and Remage-Healey, L. (2017) Clustered organization and region-specific identities of estrogen-producing neurons in the forebrain of zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Journal of Comparative Neurology Dec 1;525(17):3636-3652.PubMed

Rudolph,L. Cornil, C.A., Mittelman-Smith, M., Rainville, J., Remage-Healey, L., Sinchak, K., Micevych, P. (2016) Actions of Steroids: New Neurotransmitters. Journal of Neuroscience Nov 9;36(45):11449-11458. PubMed

Tuscher, JJ, Szinte JS, Starrett JR*, Krentzel AA, Fortress AM, Remage-Healey, L, Frick, KM. (2016) Inhibition of local estrogen synthesis in the hippocampus impairs hippocampal memory consolidation in ovariectomized female mice. Hormones and BehaviorJul;83:60-7 PubMed

Ikeda M.Z., Jeon S.D.*, Cowell, R.A. Remage-Healey, L. (2015) Norepinephrine Modulates Coding of Complex Vocalizations in the Songbird Auditory Cortex Independent of Local Neuroestrogen Synthesis. Journal of Neuroscience Jun 24;35(25):9356-68 PubMed

Pawlisch B.A., and Remage-Healey, L. (2015) Neuroestrogen signaling in the songbird auditory cortex propagates into a sensorimotor network via an ‘interface’ nucleus. Neuroscience 284:522-535 PubMed

Chao A., Paon, A.P., Remage-Healey, L. (2015) Dynamic variation in forebrain estradiol levels during song learning. Developmental Neurobiology 75(3):271-86 PubMed

Ikeda, M., Rensel MA, Schlinger BA, and Remage-Healey L. (2014) In vivo detection of fluctuating brain steroid levels. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols.Oct 23;2014(12):pdb.prot084616. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot084616. PubMed

Remage-Healey, L., Jeon S.D.*, and Joshi, N.R.* (2013) Recent evidence for rapid synthesis and action of estrogens during auditory processing in a songbird. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 25(11):1024-31 PubMed

Remage-Healey, L. and Joshi, N.R.* (2012) Changing Neuroestrogens Within the Auditory Forebrain Rapidly Transform Stimulus Selectivity in a Downstream Sensorimotor Nucleus. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(24):8231-8241.PubMed

Remage-Healey, L., Dong, S.M.*, Chao, A., Schlinger, B.A. (2012) Sex-specific, rapid neuroestrogen fluctuations and neurophysiological actions in the songbird auditory forebrain. Journal of Neurophysiology 107(6):1621-31. COVER IMAGE PubMed

Remage-Healey, L., Maidment, N.T., Dong, S.M.*, and Schlinger, B.A. (2011) Presynaptic control of rapid estrogen fluctuations in the songbird auditory forebrain. Journal of Neuroscience Jul 6;31(27):10034-8 PubMed

Chao, A.P.*, Schlinger, B.A., and Remage-Healey, L. (2011) Combined liquid and solid-phase extraction improves quantification of brain estrogen content. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 5(57):1-7 PubMed

Remage-Healey, L., Coleman, M.E., Oyama, R.K.*, and Schlinger B.A. (2010) Brain estrogens rapidly strengthen auditory encoding and guide song preference in a songbird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 107(8):3852-7 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., and Bass A.H. (2010) Estradiol interacts with an opioidergic network to acheive rapid modulation of a vocal pattern generator. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 196(2):137-46 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Oyama R.K.* and Schlinger B.A. (2009) Elevated aromatase activity in forebrain synaptic terminals during song. Journal of Neuroendocrinology Mar;21(3):191-199 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Maidment N.T., and Schlinger B.A. (2008) Forebrain steroid levels fluctuate rapidly during social interactions. Nature Neuroscience11(11): 1327-1334 Published online 28 September 2008; doi:10.1038/nn.2200 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2007) Plasticity in brain sexuality is revealed by the rapid actions of steroid hormones. Journal of Neuroscience 27(5): 1114-1122 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Nowacek D.P. and Bass A.H. (2006) Dolphin foraging sounds suppress calling and elevate stress hormone levels in a prey species, the Gulf toadfish. Journal of Experimental Biology209:4444-4451 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2006) A rapid, neuromodulatory role for steroid hormones in the control of reproductive behavior. Brain Research 1126(1):27-35 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2006) From social behavior to neural circuitry: Steroid hormones rapidly modulate advertisement calling via a vocal pattern generator. Hormones and Behavior - 50:432-441[PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2005) Rapid elevations in both steroid hormones and vocal signaling during playback challenge: a field experiment in gulf toadfish. Hormones and Behavior 47:297-305 [PDF] [PDF with cover]

Remage-Healey, L. and Bass A.H. (2004) Rapid, hierarchical modulation of vocal patterning by steroid hormones. Journal of Neuroscience 24(26):5892-5900 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L., Adkins-Regan, E., and Romero, L.M. (2003) Behavioral and adrenocortical responses to mate separation and reunion in the zebra finch, Taniopygia guttata. Hormones and Behavior 43:108-114 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Romero L.M. (2002) Corticosterone and insulin interact to regulate glucose but not lipid concentrations in molting starlings. General and Comparative Endocrinology 129:88-94 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Romero L.M. (2001) Corticosterone and insulin interact to regulate glucose and triglyceride levels during stress in a bird. American Journal of Physiology 281:R994-R1003 [PDF]

Remage-Healey, L. and Romero L.M. (2000) Daily and seasonal variation in response to stress in captive starlings (Sturnus vulgaris): Glucose. General and Comparative Endocrinology 119(1): 60-68 [PDF]

Romero, L.M. and Remage-Healey, L. (2000) Daily and seasonal variation in response to stress in captive starlings (Sturnus vulgaris): Corticosterone. General and Comparative Endocrinology 119(1): 52-59 [PDF]

*Denotes undergraduate author. ^Authors contributed equally.



Vahaba, D.M. and Remage-Healey, L. (2018) Neuroestrogens rapidly shape auditory circuits to support communication learning and perception: Evidence from songbirds. Hormones and Behavior. In press PubMed

Balthazart, J., Choleris, E., and Remage-Healey, L. (2018) Steroids and the brain: 50 years of research, conceptual shifts and the ascent of non-classical and membrane-initiated actions. Hormones and Behavior. 99:1-8. PubMed

Remage-Healey, L. Krentzel, A.A., Macedo-Lima M., and Vahaba D (2017) Species Diversity Matters in Biological Research. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Link

Brenowitz, E.A. and Remage-Healey, L. (2016) It takes a seasoned bird to be a good listener: communication between the sexes. Current Opinion in Neurobiology PubMed

Vahaba D.M., and Remage-Healey, L. (2015) Brain estrogen production and the encoding of recent experience. In press Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences PubMed

Krentzel, A.A., and Remage-Healey, L. (2015) Sex differences and rapid estrogen signaling: a look at songbird audition. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. Jul;38:37-49 PubMed

Remage-Healey, L. (2014) Frank Beach Award Winner: Steroids as Neuromodulators of Brain Circuits and Behavior. Hormones and Behavior. 66(3):552-60 PubMed

Remage-Healey L. (2012) Brain estrogen signaling effects acute modulation of acoustic communication behaviors: A working hypothesis. Bioessays. Dec;34(12):1009-16. PubMed

Remage-Healey, L.^, Saldanha C.^, and Schlinger, B.A. (2012) Estradiol synthesis and action at the synapse: Evidence for synaptocrine signaling. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2011;2:28. PubMed

Saldanha, C^., Remage-Healey, L.^, and Schlinger B.A. (2011) Synaptocrine signaling: Steroid synthesis and action at the synapse. Endocrine Reviews Aug;32(4):532-49. ^authors contributed equally PubMed

Schlinger, B.A., Remage-Healey, L (2012) Neurosteroidogenesis: Insights from studies of songbirds. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 24(1):16-21

Remage-Healey, L., London S.E., and Schlinger, B.A. (2010) Birdsong and the neural production of steroid hormones. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 39(2):72-81[PDF]

London, S.E., Remage-Healey, L., and Schlinger, B.A. (2009) Neurosteroid production in the songbird brain: A re-evaluation of core principles. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 2009 Aug;30(3):302-14. [PDF]

Bass, A.H. and Remage-Healey, L. (2008) Androgen-sensitive central pattern generators (CPGs) for social vocalization. Hormones and Behavior Special Issue on Androgens and the Nervous System 53(5): 659-72. [PDF]

Book Chapters

Remage-Healey, L. (2022) Andrew Howard Bass. In: Biographical History of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Ed. Randy Nelson and Zachary Weil, Springer, New York

Remage-Healey, L. Hormonal regulation of auditory processing. (2018). In: The Neuroethology of Birdsong, Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Ed. Richard R. Fay and Arthur N. Popper, Springer, New York

Caras, ML, Remage-Healey L. Control of peripheral and central auditory processing by estrogens in birds. (2016). In: Hearing and Hormones, Spring Handbook of Auditory Research.Ed. Richard R. Fay and Arthur N. Popper, Springer, New York

Remage-Healey, L. Synthesis and actions of estrogens in communication circuits. (2013). In: Brain Aromatase, Estrogens and Behavior. Ed. Jacques Balthazart, Gregory Ball, Oxford Press

Saldanha, C.J., Remage-Healey, L. and Schlinger B.A. Neuroanatomical distribution of aromatase in birds: cellular and subcellular analyses. (2013) In: Brain Aromatase, Estrogens and Behavior. Ed. Jacques Balthazart, Gregory Ball, Oxford Press

Remage-Healey, L. Synthesis and actions of estrogens in communication circuits. (2012). In: Brain Aromatase, Estrogens and Behavior. Ed. Jacques Balthazart, Gregory Ball, Oxford Press

Saldanha, C.J., Remage-Healey, L. and Schlinger B.A. Neuroanatomical distribution of aromatase in birds: cellular and subcellular analyses. (2012). In: Brain Aromatase, Estrogens and Behavior. Ed. Jacques Balthazart, Gregory Ball, Oxford Press

Forlano, P.M., Remage-Healey, L., Sisneros, J.A., and Bass, A.H. Steroid-induced plasticity in the auditory and vocal motor system: Recent studies in a teleost fish. (2007). In: Evolutionary Molecular Strategies and Plasticity. Ed. Canonaco, M. Research Signpost, New Delhi, India.