Previously, we found that new neurons recruited into the nidopallium caudale in isolated birds were less labeled than those of communally housed birds, suggesting that different types of neurons may survive best under different conditions. Repetition of the experiment revealed no differences between groups, indicating that the new neurons were of the same generation. Hence, social environment does not appear to affect the type of newly recruited nidopallium caudale neurons.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by a grant to AB from the Israel Science Foundation (Grant No. 481/04 ) and The Open University Research Fund . We would also like to thank the staff of the I. Meyer Segals Garden for Zoological Research at Tel-Aviv University for their help and Ms. N. Paz for editing the manuscript. Thanks are also due to Prof. J. Kirn for his useful comments.
- Avian brain
- Neuronal recruitment
- Nidopallium caudale
- Social environment
- Type of new neurons