Avian brains: Insights from development, behaviors and evolution

Tadashi Nomura, Ei Ichi Izawa

研究成果: Review article査読

11 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Birds are an extensively specialized animal group with unique anatomical, physiological and ecological characteristics. Sophisticated social behaviors and remarkable cognitive abilities are present in several avian lineages, driven by their enlarged brains and intricate neural networks. These unique traits could be a result of adaptive evolution under the wide range of environmental constraints; however, the intrinsic mechanisms of avian brain development and evolution remain unclear. Here, we introduce recent findings regarding developmental aspects of avian brain organization and neuronal networks for specific avian behaviors, which provide an insight into the link between the evolution of brain development and complex cognitive functions.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)244-257
ページ数14
ジャーナルDevelopment Growth and Differentiation
59
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 5月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 発生生物学
  • 細胞生物学

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