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Title
A 3-dimensional digital atlas of the ascending sensory and the descending motor systems in the pigeon brain
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Brain structure & function. - Heidelberg, 2007, currens
Publication
Heidelberg : 2013
ISSN
1863-2653
Volume/pages
218:1(2013), p. 269-281
ISI
000313019200020
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UAntwerpen
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External links
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Creation 16.01.2013
Last edited 26.07.2017
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