Faster scaling of visual neurons in cortical areas relative to subcortical structures in non-human primate brains

@article{Collins2012FasterSO,
  title={Faster scaling of visual neurons in cortical areas relative to subcortical structures in non-human primate brains},
  author={Christine E. Collins and Duncan B. Leitch and Peiyan Wong and Jon H. Kaas and Suzana Herculano-Houzel},
  journal={Brain Structure and Function},
  year={2012},
  volume={218},
  pages={805-816}
}
Cortical expansion, both in absolute terms and in relation to subcortical structures, is considered a major trend in mammalian brain evolution with important functional implications, given that cortical computations should add complexity and flexibility to information processing. Here, we investigate the numbers of neurons that compose 4 structures in the visual pathway across 11 non-human primate species to determine the scaling relationships that apply to these structures and among them. We… CONTINUE READING

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