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Rates of Brain Development in Mammals Including Man

Passingham R.E.

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Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK

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Brain Behav Evol 1985;26:167–175

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Published online: February 21, 2008
Issue release date: 1985

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0006-8977 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9743 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/BBE

Abstract

The paper considers the absolute rates at which the brain grows in different mammals and the relative rates of growth for the various subareas. It concludes that the various mammals are much more similar in the rates of growth of the brain than of the body. The rate of growth of the human brain is within the range of variation expected. Indirect evidence is presented that the different mammalian orders may differ in the relative rates of growth of the neocortex and other brain areas.

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: February 21, 2008
Issue release date: 1985

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0006-8977 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9743 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/BBE


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