03 -- Comparative Neuroscience

03 -- Comparative Neuroscience - 10/6/09 6.10 Brain Regions...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/6/09 Lecture Outline: 1. Why study non-human animals? 2. Vertebrate brains share similarities. 3. Why does brain size scale with body size? 4. Comparing brain size among classes of vertebrates. 5. Comparing brain size among species. 6. Principles governing evolutionary changes in brain size (mosaic vs. concerted evolution). 7. Human brain evolution: mechanisms and constraints. Important concepts: homology, allometry, encephalization factor/quotient, mosaic evolution, concerted evolution.
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10/6/09 6.6 Human and Rat Brains Compared
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Unformatted text preview: 10/6/09 6.10 Brain Regions in Seven Classes of Vertebrates 10/6/09 6.11 The Relation between Brain Weight and Body Weight 10/6/09 6.11 The Relation between Brain Weight and Body Weight 10/6/09 6.4 Food Storing in Birds as Related to Hippocampal Size 10/6/09 Figure 6.14 Changes in the Apportionment of Brain Regions 10/6/09 10/6/09 6.18 Differences in Gene Expression in Various Tissues 10/6/09 6.19 Over Your Head 10/6/09 Are human brains still evolving? Science, Sept 9 2005, 309: 1720. PLoS, May 2004, 2:0556...
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