Mosaic evolution of brain structure in mammals

@article{Barton2000MosaicEO,
  title={Mosaic evolution of brain structure in mammals},
  author={R. Barton and P. Harvey},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={405},
  pages={1055-1058}
}
  • R. Barton, P. Harvey
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The mammalian brain comprises a number of functionally distinct systems. It might therefore be expected that natural selection on particular behavioural capacities would have caused size changes selectively, in the systems mediating those capacities. It has been claimed, however, that developmental constraints limited such mosaic evolution, causing co-ordinated size change among individual brain components. Here we analyse comparative data to demonstrate that mosaic change has been an important… CONTINUE READING
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