Morphology and histology of chimpanzee primary visual striate cortex indicate that brain reorganization predated brain expansion in early hominid evolution.

  title={Morphology and histology of chimpanzee primary visual striate cortex indicate that brain reorganization predated brain expansion in early hominid evolution.},
  author={Ralph L. Holloway, and Douglas C. Broadfield and Michael Sheng-tien Yuan},
  journal={The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology},
  volume={273 1},
  • R. Holloway,, D. Broadfield, M. Yuan
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Biology, Psychology
  • The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology
Human brain evolution is characterized by an overall increase in brain size, cerebral reorganization, and cerebral lateralization. It is generally understood when brain enlargement occurred during human evolution. However, issues concerning cerebral reorganization and hemispheric lateralization are more difficult to determine from brain endocasts, and they are topics of considerable debate. One region of the cerebral cortex that may represent the earliest evidence for brain reorganization is… 

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