Vocal-Motor and Auditory Connectivity of the Midbrain Periaqueductal Gray in a Teleost Fish
The midbrain periaqueductal gray (PAG) plays a central role in the control of vocalization across vertebrates, including teleost fish. Here, we demonstrate extensive connectivity between the PAG and a number of known auditory areas and vocal-motor structures in the brain of a vocal fish, the plainfin midshipman. Our findings support the hypothesis that the teleost PAG is centrally involved in auditory-vocal integration, and reveal the anatomical network engaged in this integration.
Kittelberger, J. Matthew, and Andrew H. Bass. "Vocal-Motor and Auditory Connectivity of the Midbrain Periaqueductal Gray in a Teleost Fish." Journal of Comparative Neurology 521 (2013): 791-812.