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Author Güntürkün, Onur ♦ Verhoye, Marleen ♦ Groof, Geert ♦ Linden, Annemie
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Bird ♦ High-field MRI ♦ Visual system ♦ Basal ganglia ♦ Hippocampus ♦ Neurosciences ♦ Cell Biology ♦ Neurology
Abstract Pigeons are classic animal models for learning, memory, and cognition. The majority of the current understanding about avian neurobiology outside of the domain of the song system has been established using pigeons. Since MRI represents an increasingly relevant tool for comparative neuroscience, a 3-dimensional MRI-based atlas of the pigeon brain becomes essential. Using multiple imaging protocols, we delineated diverse ascending sensory and descending motor systems as well as the hippocampal formation. This pigeon brain atlas can easily be used to determine the stereotactic location of identified neural structures at any angle of the head. In addition, the atlas is useful to find the optimal angle of sectioning for slice experiments, stereotactic injections and electrophysiological recordings. This pigeon brain atlas is freely available for the scientific community.
ISSN 18632653
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-02-25
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 18632661
Journal Anatomy and Embryology
Volume Number 218
Issue Number 1
Page Count 13
Starting Page 269
Ending Page 281


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