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Animal intelligence as encephalization.
  • H. J. Jerison
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 13 February 1985
There is no consensus on the nature of animal intelligence despite a century of research, though recent work on cognitive capacities of dolphins and great apes seems to be on one right track. TheExpand
Effects of noise on human performance.
Until about 1948, the only proper answer to a question on possible effects of noise on nonauditory performance would have been that none had been demonstrated. Kryter (1950), who reviewed theExpand
Brain size and the evolution of mind
Brain Evolution and Dinosaur Brains
Dinosaur brains were typically reptilian in size relative to body size. Living and fossil reptiles, amphibians, and fish are "lower" vertebrates with respect to brain evolution and may be describedExpand
Brain, body and encephalization in early primates
Abstract Encephalization—the evolution of relatively enlarged brains—was probably a characteristic adaptation in the order Primates from the earliest times. Evidence for this generalization isExpand
Fossil Evidence on the Evolution of the Neocortex
Yes, there is fossil evidence. That is the most surprising thing. The story the fossils tell is less surprising, because it is consistent with what one learns from living species by accepting theExpand
Digitized Fossil Brains: Neocorticalization
This report is based on 3D digital scans of endocasts of 110 species of fossil mammals and 35 species of living mammals. It presents direct evidence of the last 60 million years of brain evolution.Expand
include some preoccupation with the evolution of the brain, because the brain as the organ of memory and knowledge is interposed in the transmission of culture across the generations of men. I cameExpand