An overview of the central nervous system of the elephant through a critical appraisal of the literature published in the XIX and XX centuries.

@article{Cozzi2001AnOO,
  title={An overview of the central nervous system of the elephant through a critical appraisal of the literature published in the XIX and XX centuries.},
  author={Bruno Cozzi and Simone Spagnoli and Lori Bruno},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={219-27}
}
The two species of elephants (Indian: Elephas maximus and African: Loxodonta africana) possess the largest brain among land mammals. Due to its size, the elephant brain is discussed in virtually every paper dealing with the evolution of the central nervous system of mammals and comparative brain size. Studies on the social habits of elephants also deal with the skills and the "intelligence" and brain size of these species. Yet most of the descriptions and conclusions reported in comparative… CONTINUE READING