Elaborate CNS cooling structures in large dinosaurs

@article{Wheeler1978ElaborateCC,
  title={Elaborate CNS cooling structures in large dinosaurs},
  author={P. Wheeler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1978},
  volume={275},
  pages={441-443}
}
DURING sustained activity, or when exposed to high ambient temperatures, terrestrial animals often experience periods of core hyperthermia. The central nervous system (CNS) is very sensitive to elevated temperatures1–3, and consequently, both bradymetabolic and tachymetabolic4 terrestrial vertebrates have evolved physiological mechanisms which effect localised cooling of the brain, and thereby reduce any thermal impairment of CNS functioning. In modern reptiles this temperature gradient is… Expand
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