The Resource Development of brain and behavior in birds, Juli Wade

Development of brain and behavior in birds, Juli Wade

Label
Development of brain and behavior in birds
Title
Development of brain and behavior in birds
Statement of responsibility
Juli Wade
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sex differences in brain and behavior are widespread across vertebrates. Birds exhibit remarkable examples of these types of parallels between structure and function. For example, only male zebra finches sing, and the brain areas and muscles controlling the learning and production of these vocalizations are greatly enhanced in males compared to females. These sex differences are permanently established in development. Some songbirds, unlike zebra finches, change their songs seasonally. In a number of these species, the brain regions exhibit changes in neuron loss and incorporation across these periods. The mechanisms involved in these types of sexual differentiation and adult plasticity are described--they likely involve both steroid hormones and genetic (protein) factors. The strength of the relationships between morphology and behavior, as well as many other factors, has made birds outstanding models for the investigation of numerous functions. These include the mechanisms regulating vocal learning, auditory perception, neurogenesis, and cell survival. The lessons learned have broad implications for health-related processes and basic biological principles
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available in print
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
598.251
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL698.3
LC item number
.W233 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Colloquium series on the developing brain,
Series volume
# 3
Target audience
  • adult
  • specialized
Label
Development of brain and behavior in birds, Juli Wade
Publication
Note
  • Part of: Colloquium digital library of life sciences
  • Series from website
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-39)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 1. Introduction --
  • 2. Song and song learning -- 2.1 Behavior -- 2.2 Structures controlling song learning and production in songbirds -- 2.3 Relationships between structure and function: sex differences in the song circuit -- 2.4 Mechanisms regulating sexual differentiation of the song system -- 2.4.1 Steroid hormones -- 2.4.2 Sex chromosome genes -- 2.5 Relationships between structure and function: adult plasticity in the song circuit -- 2.6 Structures controlling song learning and production in other orders of birds --
  • 3. Other social/reproductive behaviors --
  • 4. Conclusions and ideas for future directions -- References -- Author biography
Control code
ocn758967095
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 41 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781615043491
Other control number
10.4199/C00041ED1V01Y201110DBR003
Other physical details
ill., digital file
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26024810
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)758967095
  • colloquium1615043497

Library Locations

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