A Celebration of the New Head and an Evaluation of the New Mouth

@article{Manzanares2003ACO,
  title={A Celebration of the New Head and an Evaluation of the New Mouth},
  author={Miguel Manzanares and M. {\'A}ngela Nieto},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={895-898}
}
Twenty years ago now, Carl Gans and Glen Northcutt proposed that the main invention of vertebrates was a new head, with its full array of sensory organs involved in an active predatory lifestyle. Tracing back the embryological origin of these structures, they showed how all are primarily derived from the neural crest and the placodes, two transient… CONTINUE READING