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From tetrapods to primates: conserved developmental mechanisms in diverging ecological adaptations.

Abstract:

Primates are endowed with a brain about twice the size that of a mammal with the same body size, and humans have the largest brain relative to body size of all animals. This increase in brain size may be related to the acquisition of higher cognitive skills that permitted more complex social interactions, the evolution of culture, and the eventual ability to manipulate the environment. Nevertheless, in its internal structure, the primate brain shares a very conserved design with other mammals...

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Journal:
Progress in brain research
Volume:
195
Pages:
3-24
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1875-7855
ISSN:
0079-6123
URN:
uuid:b3ffd486-936a-47d1-97e5-ffc67610adf4
Source identifiers:
425149
Local pid:
pubs:425149

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