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A note for Lesson no. 5, "Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 90 is:

We see similar wiring in other animals too; for example, neurons that are important for birdsong also control the organs of a bird’s body.

See these references.[1]


  1. Syal, Supriya, and Barbara L. Finlay. 2011. "Thinking Outside the Cortex: Social Motivation in the Evolution and Development of Language." Developmental Science 14 (2): 417–430.