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Plasticity in Adult Avian Central Nervous System: Possible Relation Between Hormones, Learning, and Brain Repair

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Higher Functions of the Brain

  1. Fernando Nottebohm

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010503

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Nottebohm, F. 2011. Plasticity in Adult Avian Central Nervous System: Possible Relation Between Hormones, Learning, and Brain Repair. Comprehensive Physiology. 85–108.

Author Information

  1. The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Description of Song
  • 2
    Song Learning in Birds
  • 3
    Temporal Constraints on Learning: Possible Role for Hormones
  • 4
    Hypoglossal Dominance: Animal Example of Handedness
  • 5
    Central Pathways for Song Control
  • 6
    Hemispheric Dominance and its Reversal
  • 7
    Sexual Dimorphism in Brain Anatomy and Function
  • 8
    Ontogeny of a Sexual Dimorphism: Early Hormonal Effects
  • 9
    Peripheral Effects of Testosterone
  • 10
    Testosterone Induces Dendritic Growth and Synaptogenesis in Adulthood
  • 11
    Space for Learned Skill
  • 12
    Seasonal Effects on Male Central Pathways for Song Control
  • 13
    Neurogenesis in Adulthood
  • 14
    Neuronal Replacement
  • 15
    Significance of Neuronal Replacement
  • 16
    Conclusion