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Volume 2009, Article ID 612698, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/612698
Research Article

Afferent Connections to the Rostrolateral Part of the Periaqueductal Gray: A Critical Region Influencing the Motivation Drive to Hunt and Forage

1Laboratory of Neurosciences, City University of Sao Paulo, UNICID, Rua Cesário Galeno 448, 03071-000 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Department of Anatomy, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Avenida Professor Lineu Prestes 2465, 05508-900 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny, University of Sao Paulo, Avenida Professor Dr. Orlando Marques de Paiva 87, 05508-270 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 29 May 2008; Revised 2 October 2008; Accepted 17 December 2008

Academic Editor: Robert Adamec

Copyright © 2009 Sandra Regina Mota-Ortiz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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