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Study of Neuronal Spacing Across the Season Within the Corticoid Complex of Female Indian Ring-Neck Parrot, Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769)

  • Sippy SinghEmail author
  • Durgesh Singh
  • Suresh Chandra Mishra
  • U. C. Srivastava
Short Communication

Abstract

Corticoid complex, a part of avian brain, has been suggested to play an important role in emotion, cognition and memory. It has been divided into intermediate corticoid area and dorsolateral corticoid area. The seasonal oscillations in the spaces between neurons have been taken into consideration, and it was observed that spaces between neurons, i.e. neuronal spacing in corticoid complex of female Indian ring-neck parrot (Psittacula krameri), significantly accredited during breeding time of bird. The result obtained in the present study as well as the previous studies highlighting other adjacent regions of brain (hippocampal complex) suggest better functioning and networking of the region concerned during active or breeding time of bird.

Keywords

Corticoid complex Intermediate corticoid area Dorsolateral corticoid area Psittacula krameri 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research work is supported by the UGC-JRF Fellowship No. 20-6/2008(ii)EU-IV to Sippy Singh by University Grants Commission. The authors thank the Head of Department of Zoology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad for providing necessary facilities for the this investigation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sippy Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Durgesh Singh
    • 2
  • Suresh Chandra Mishra
    • 2
  • U. C. Srivastava
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyS.S. Khanna Girls’ Degree CollegeAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  3. 3.UGC Emeritus Professor, Department of ZoologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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