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Curr Biol. 2018 Mar 5;28(5):R213-R215. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.065.

Brain Evolution: Intelligence without a Cortex.

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Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Brain and Mind Institute, Center for Neural Dynamics, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H8M5. Electronic address: lmaler@uottawa.ca.

Abstract

Birds are capable of high level cognition even though their telencephalon is organized into nuclear groups rather than a six-layered cortex as in the mammalian brain. New data show that, despite their different macroscale organization, the circuitries of avian and mammalian telencephalon are fundamentally similar and may therefore carry out equivalent computations.

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29510108
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.065
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