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MIT9_14S09_quiz02 - class What is the method 4 Briefly...

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Quiz 2, to be completed as homework 1. Why have dolphins evolved such large inferior colliculi of the midbrain? What other animals would you expect to have enlarged inferior colliculi? 2. What is the function in Mormyrid fishes that led to the evolution of a huge cerebellum? 3. A method of comparing brain sizes was introduced by Harry Jerison in his 1973 book, Evolution of the Brain and Intelligence . This method is used in many figures in the books for this class (e.g., in Georg Striedter’s book), and in slides shown in
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Unformatted text preview: class. What is the method? 4. Briefly define diaschisis. Why is spinal shock an example of diaschisis? 5. Name two major long pathways associated with neocortex of present-day mammals, and describe their decussations. MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms ....
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