A conserved pattern of brain scaling from sharks to primates

  title={A conserved pattern of brain scaling from sharks to primates},
  author={Kara E. Yopak and Thomas J. Lisney and Richard B. Darlington and Shaun P. Collin and John C Montgomery and Barbara L. Finlay},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={12946 - 12951}
Several patterns of brain allometry previously observed in mammals have been found to hold for sharks and related taxa (chondrichthyans) as well. In each clade, the relative size of brain parts, with the notable exception of the olfactory bulbs, is highly predictable from the total brain size. Compared with total brain mass, each part scales with a characteristic slope, which is highest for the telencephalon and cerebellum. In addition, cerebellar foliation reflects both absolute and relative… 

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