Twelve ferrets (Mustela putorius) (four males and eight females) were used for this study. The animals’ age ranged between 3 months and 2 years, and their weight was between 800 and 2060 g. Ten brains were processed for cyto- and myeloarchitectonic characteristics. MRI scans were taken in vivo for two animals, including the one whose brain was used for the brain atlas. This animal was a female 2 years and 3 months old, weighing 800 g. MRI scans of paraformaldehyde-fixed ferret heads and brains were recorded in two other 2-year-old female ferrets. Computer-aided X-ray tomography was performed on isolated skulls from two additional animals.


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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniv. of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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