Comparative neuroanatomical studies have contributed substantial information about the brains of large mammals and expanded our understanding of cortical organization among species. In this chapter, we review some features of the largest extant mammals and include, where evidence is available, details about the organization and characteristics of the cerebral cortex, neuron morphology, subcortical structures, and cerebellum. We conclude with a brief discussion of putative cognitive and behavioral specializations associated with these species.
|Title of host publication||Evolution of Nervous Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second Edition|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|