Evolution of the Primate Brain, Volume 195

1st Edition

From Neuron to Behavior

Serial Volume Editors: Michel A. Hofman Dean Falk
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444538604
eBook ISBN: 9780444538673
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 26th January 2012
Page Count: 496
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Table of Contents

 List of Contributors
Preface
From tetrapods to primates
Abbreviations
Introduction
Nonmammalian brains and the problem of homology
Neocortical development: The basics
Cortical patterning
Toward a unifying hypothesis of amniote brain evolution
The ecological context and the elaboration of cortical networks
Expansion of the neocortex in mammal evolution
New tracts in the mammalian neocortex
Primates arrive
Increase in brain size
Humans and language
Discussion
Genetic correlates of the evolving primate brain
Introduction
Canonical gene evolution studies in primate perception
Gene gain and loss
Detecting adaptive genetic change
Implications of genetic change
Phenotypic change in the primate brain
Implications of phenotypic change for genetic evolution
Surveys of genetic evolution
Candidate gene studies
Nontraditional substrates of evolution
The future of primate brain evolution genetics
Acknowledgment
Cerebral cortical development in rodents and primates
Introduction
Rodent and primate cortices demonstrate much heterogeneity in their radial and tangential dimensions and folding patterns
General developmental pattern of the mammalian cerebral cortex
Distinctions in the preplate stage between primate and rodent
Cortical germinal zones in rodents and primates
Intermediate progenitors amplify the output of the cortical germinal zone
Multiple progenitor subtypes in the cortical germinal zone in mouse and human
What is the cell lineage in rodents and primates?
Compartmentalization of the germinal zone is not primate specific
Is the generation of inhibitory neurons different in rodent and primate?
Thalamocortical development and the subplate in rodents and primates
Functional specification of the neocortex
Lateralization in cortical representation
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
Embracing covariation in brain evolution
Introduction
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Description

This volume of Progress in Brain Research provides a synthetic source of information about state-of-the-art research that has important implications for the evolution of the brain and cognition in primates, including humans. This topic requires input from a variety of fields that are developing at an unprecedented pace: genetics, developmental neurobiology, comparative and functional neuroanatomy (at gross and microanatomical levels), quantitative neurobiology related to scaling factors that constrain brain organization and evolution, primate palaeontology (including paleoneurology), paleo-anthropology, comparative psychology, and behavioural evolutionary biology.

Written by internationally-renowned scientists, this timely volume will be of wide interest to students, scholars, science journalists, and a variety of experts who are interested in keeping track of the discoveries that are rapidly emerging about the evolution of the brain and cognition.

Key Features

  • Written by internationally renowned scientists, this timely volume will be of wide interest to students, scholars, science journalists, and a variety of experts who are interested in keeping track of the discoveries that are rapidly emerging about the evolution of the brain and cognition

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780444538673
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444538604

About the Serial Volume Editors

Michel A. Hofman Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dean Falk Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, USA