Seasonal plasticity in the song nuclei of wild rufous-sided towhees

@article{Smith1996SeasonalPI,
  title={Seasonal plasticity in the song nuclei of wild rufous-sided towhees},
  author={G T Smith},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={734},
  pages={79-85}
}
  • G. T. Smith
  • Published 23 September 1996
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Brain Research
Seasonal changes in the brain nuclei that control song behavior in songbirds are among the most striking examples of plasticity in the adult vertebrate brain. Although seasonal changes in the size of these brain nuclei have been found in several species in captivity, results on seasonal changes in the song nuclei of wild songbirds have been equivocal. In the present study, I measured plasma testosterone (T) concentrations and the size of song nuclei across seasons in wild male rufous-sided… Expand

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