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Curr Biol. 2005 Aug 23;15(16):R624-6.

Brain evolution: getting better all the time?

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Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK.

Abstract

Recent studies on bats, goats and hominids suggest that some mammalian brains may have undergone dramatic evolutionary reductions in size. These studies emphasise the importance of selective pressures upon mammalian brain evolution and the need to integrate studies of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and behaviour.

PMID:
16111932
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2005.08.007
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