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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What is the effect of estrogen on the development of neurons in the higher vocal center of young zebra finches?

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The effect of estrogen on the development of neurons in the higher vocal center of zebra finches.

Introduction:

Hormones have a powerful effect on the growth of neurons. Genetic difference also arises due to different levels of the hormones. These hormones lead to cell atrophy in females and cell growth in males.

Explanation

The males in zebra finches have the ability to sing courtship songs. These songs are indirectly affected by estrogen in male birds. It affects the neurons present in the higher vocal center when the estrogen is released, and stimulates the production of more neurons in that region...

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