The Neocortex: Ontogeny and Phylogeny / Edition 1

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Some 20 papers by researchers in comparative anatomy and developmental biology presented at a workshop called to test the notion that these two disciplines, rather than the fossil records, provide the best information for investigating the evolution of the brain. No paleontologists were invited. Papers exploring theoretical concerns are presented in a section on evolutionary and developmental synthesis; experimental results from the two fields are contained in sections on comparative aspects of forebrain development and neuroembryology of the neocortex. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306438080
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Series: Nato Science Series A: (closed), #200
  • Edition description: 1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Evolutionary and Developmental Syntheses.- Fossil Brains and the Evolution of the Neocortex.- Critical Cellular Events During Cortical Evolution: Radial Unit Hypothesis.- Control of Cell Number and Type in the Developing and Evolving Neocortex.- Pathways Between Development and Evolution.- to Sections 2 and 3.- Comparative Aspects of Forebrain Organization.- The Dorsal Ventricular Ridge and Cortex of Reptiles in Historical and Phylogenetic Perspective.- Multiple Origins of Neocortex: Contributions of the Dorsal Ventricular Ridge.- Aspects of Phylogenetic Variability of Neocortical Intrinsic Organization.- On the Coincidence of Loss of Electroreception and Reorganization of Brain Stem Nuclei in Vertebrates.- The Design of Striate Cortex.- Representation Geometries of Telencephalic Auditory Maps in Birds and Mammals.- Flying Cats and Flying Primates: Evolutionary Surprises From Neurobiology.- Emergence of Radial and Modular Units in Neocortex.- Neuroembryology of the Neocortex.- Ontogeny and Structure of the Radial Glial Fiber System of the Developing Murine Cerebrum.- Nonpyramidal Neurons in the Mammalian Hippocampus: Principles of Organization and Development.- Morphological Characterization of ALZ-50 Immunoreactive Cells in the Developing Neocortex of Kittens.- Guidance of Chick Retinal Axons in Vitro.- Cross-Modal Plasticity in Sensory Cortex.- Visual Responses on Neurons in Somatosensory Cortex of Hamsters With Experimentally Induced Retinal Projections to Somatosensory Thalamus.- Brain Maps: Development, Plasticity and Distribution of Signals Beyond.- The Possibility of Gaba-Ergic Innervation in Plasticity of Adult Cerebral Cortex.- Transient Receptor Expression in Visual Cortex Development and the Mechanisms of Cortical Plasticity.- Contributors.

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