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A quantitative study of cochlear afferent axons in birds

Köppl, Christine ; Wegscheider, Andrea ; Gleich, Otto ; Manley, Geoffrey A.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:46


This paper is a comparative study of auditory-nerve morphology in birds. The chicken (Gallus gallus), the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and the starling (Sturnus vulgaris) were chosen as unspecialised birds that have already been used in auditory research. The data are discussed in comparison to a similar earlier study on the barn owl, a bird with highly specialised hearing, in an attempt to ...


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