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Abstract #4964

Longitudinal voxel-based morphometry in juvenile zebra finch brains reveals volume changes linked to distinct stages of the critical period for song learning

Julie Hamaide1, Kristína Lukáčová1,2, Geert De Groof1, Johan Van Audekerke1, Marleen Verhoye1, and Annemie Van der Linden1

1Bio-Imaging Lab, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium, 2Department of Physiology and Ethology, Institute of Animal Biochemistry and Genetics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

We present an in vivo longitudinal MRI study that traces relative volume changes in the brain of juvenile male zebra finches from 20 to 200 days post hatching. In parallel, we also characterized song behavior to explore whether improvements in song performance can be linked to regional volume changes in the developing bird brain.

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