About this Research Topic
The techniques available for both imaging and perturbing the circuitry of the avian brain continue to evolve, this promises to provide unprecedented resolution into the function of the structures in the avian brain that support spatial cognition. This research topic intends to establish a forum dedicated to recent research advances, and provide an important resource for those seeking to understand spatial cognition in the bird. As more paradigms, model organisms, and techniques (especially those adapted from established paradigms in rodents) are applied to the problem of understanding the neural substrates of avian spatial cognition, these new data have the potential to reshape our understanding of the functional homology of the HF and associated structures across the animal kingdom.
This Research Topic welcomes contributions that target any aspect of the neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and neurobiology of spatial learning and memory in any avian species. Works considered will include empirical reports, computational models, reviews and meta-analyses, as well as position/theoretical papers.
Keywords: Bird, neuroethology, hippocampal formation, navigation, migration, food caching
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