Hemispheric asymmetry in the hippocampus of birds assessed with rsfMRI
Elisabeth Jonckers 1 , Verner P. Bingman 2 , Geert De Groof 1 , Onur Gntrkn 3 , and Annemie Van der Linden 1
Biomedical Sciences, bio-imaging Lab,
University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium,
of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling
Green, Ohio, United States,
of Biopsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience,
Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Both brain hemispheres exhibit strong, but not complete,
bilateral symmetry in both structure and function.
Nevertheless some brain functions are lateralized.
Earlier we have shown the usefulness of rsfMRI to study
lateralization in the brain by applying this technique
to a well-known model of lateralization, the visual
system of the awake pigeon. In this study we wanted to
extend this application to another avian brain region,
the hippocampus, of which a large body of data has
accumulated demonstrating its functional lateralization.
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