Title

Vocal-Motor and Auditory Connectivity of the Midbrain Periaqueductal Gray in a Teleost Fish

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Department

Biology

Abstract

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.

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