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Revised nomenclature for avian telencephalon and some related brainstem nuclei
The standard nomenclature that has been used for many telencephalic and related brainstem structures in birds is based on flawed assumptions of homology to mammals. In particular, the outdatedExpand
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Sex differences and the impact of steroid hormones on the developing human brain.
Little is known about the hormonal effects of puberty on the anatomy of the developing human brain. In a voxel-based morphometry study, sex-related differences in gray matter (GM) volume wereExpand
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Afferent and efferent connections of the caudolateral neostriatum in the pigeon (Columba livia): A retro‐ and anterograde pathway tracing study
The avian caudolateral neostriatum (NCL) was first identified on the basis of its dense dopaminergic innervation. This fact and data from lesion studies have led to the notion that NCL might be theExpand
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Mirror-Induced Behavior in the Magpie (Pica pica): Evidence of Self-Recognition
Comparative studies suggest that at least some bird species have evolved mental skills similar to those found in humans and apes. This is indicated by feats such as tool use, episodic-like memory,Expand
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Avian brains and a new understanding of vertebrate brain evolution
We believe that names have a powerful influence on the experiments we do and the way in which we think. For this reason, and in the light of new evidence about the function and evolution of theExpand
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Oxytocin enhances brain reward system responses in men viewing the face of their female partner
Significance Sexual monogamy is potentially costly for males, and few mammalian species along with humans exhibit it. The hypothalamic peptide oxytocin (OXT) has been implicated in mediating pairExpand
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The avian ‘prefrontal cortex’ and cognition
  • O. Güntürkün
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • 1 December 2005
Both mammals and birds can flexibly organize their behavior over time. In mammals, the mental operations generating this ability are called executive functions and are associated with the prefrontalExpand
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Steroid fluctuations modify functional cerebral asymmetries: the hypothesis of progesterone-mediated interhemispheric decoupling
This study examines the modulation of functional cerebral asymmetries by gonadal hormones in three distinct groups. Young, normally cycling women performed a prototypical left (lexical decision) andExpand
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A Neurocomputational Theory of the Dopaminergic Modulation of Working Memory Functions
The dopaminergic modulation of neural activity in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is essential for working memory. Delay-activity in the PFC in working memory tasks persists even if interfering stimuliExpand
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Sex hormones affect spatial abilities during the menstrual cycle.
The aim of this study was (a) to show that different measures of spatial cognition are modulated by the menstrual cycle and (b) to analyze which steroid is responsible for these cognitiveExpand
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