Bird Brain: Evolution
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This article presents the classic and modern views of avian brain evolution in the context of vertebrate brain evolution. The classical view held that the avian cerebrum along with those of other vertebrates evolved in progressive dorsal-to-ventral stages from so-called primitive to advanced species. The modern view holds that the avian cerebrum and those of other vertebrates were inherited as a package consisting of pallial, striatal, and pallidal domains that together function in perceiving and producing complex behaviors. This modern view is associated with a new brain terminology for birds developed by a consortium of neuroscientists. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/B978-008045046-9.00934-7
Publication InfoJarvis, Erich David (2010). Bird Brain: Evolution. 10.1016/B978-008045046-9.00934-7. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/11241.
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Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Neurobiology
Dr. Jarvis' laboratory studies the neurobiology of vocal communication. Emphasis is placed on the molecular pathways involved in the perception and production of learned vocalizations. They use an integrative approach that combines behavioral, anatomical, electrophysiological and molecular biological techniques. The main animal model used is songbirds, one of the few vertebrate groups that evolved the ability to learn vocalizations. The generality of the discoveries is tested in other vocal