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Title
A three-dimensional digital atlas of the starling brain
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Abstract
Because of their sophisticated vocal behaviour, their social nature, their high plasticity and their robustness, starlings have become an important model species that is widely used in studies of neuroethology of song production and perception. Since magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represents an increasingly relevant tool for comparative neuroscience, a 3D MRI-based atlas of the starling brain becomes essential. Using multiple imaging protocols we delineated several sensory systems as well as the song control system. This starling brain atlas can easily be used to determine the stereotactic location of identified neural structures at any angle of the head. Additionally, the atlas is useful to find the optimal angle of sectioning for slice experiments, stereotactic injections and electrophysiological recordings. The starling brain atlas is freely available for the scientific community.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Brain structure & function. - Heidelberg, 2007, currens
Publication
Heidelberg : 2016
ISSN
1863-2653
Volume/pages
221:4(2016), p. 1899-1909
ISI
000375558600007
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UAntwerpen
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Unraveling the interaction between testosterone and thyroid hormones and their impact on seasonal changes in the songbird brain.
Learning and brain plasticity: a three levels approach.
Hormones and neuroplasticity: image guided discoveries of molecular mechanisms in neuroplasticity (PLASTOSCINE).
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 17.11.2017
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