Direct evidence for loss and replacement of projection neurons in adult canary brain.

Normally occurring projection neuron loss and replacement were quantified over a 6 month period in the pathway from the high vocal center (HVC) to the robust nucleus of the archistriatum (RA) in adult male canaries. Fluorescent latex microspheres were injected into RA in April--a procedure resulting in long-term retrograde labeling of RA-projecting HVC… CONTINUE READING