Jena B Goodman

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Relying almost exclusively on their acute sense of touch, tactile-foraging birds can feed in murky water, but the cellular mechanism is unknown. Mechanical stimuli activate specialized cutaneous end organs in the bill, innervated by trigeminal afferents. We report that trigeminal ganglia (TG) of domestic and wild tactile-foraging ducks exhibit numerical(More)
Differences in pharmacology, anatomical connections, and receptor densities between the "core" and "shell" of the nucleus accumbens suggest that behavioral activity normally modulated by the accumbens, such as reward and motor functions, may be differentially regulated across the mediolateral axis. This study investigated the effects of opiate(More)
Hibernating mammals possess a unique ability to reduce their body temperature to ambient levels, which can be as low as -2.9 °C, by active down-regulation of metabolism. Despite such a depressed physiologic phenotype, hibernators still maintain activity in their nervous systems, as evidenced by their continued sensitivity to auditory, tactile, and thermal(More)
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