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Ducks and decussation: information in the avian brain

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A vertebrate brain must acquire, store, and process vast amounts of information. For birds, the majority of the incoming sensory information is visual, and like all vertebrates – except eutherian mammals – their visual system is bifurcated, with each eye feeding incoming information to the contralateral brain hemisphere. As a result, the bird must integrate these two banks of information to produce unified responses. This arrangement raises several questions about how a bird acquires, manages...

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University of Oxford
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University College
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University of Oxford
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Pembroke College
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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St. Andrews
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-08-04

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