Neural connectivity and cortical substrates of cognition in hominoids.

  title={Neural connectivity and cortical substrates of cognition in hominoids.},
  author={Natalie M. Schenker and Anne-Marie Desgouttes and Katerina Semendeferi},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={49 5},
Cognitive functions and information processing recruit discrete neural systems in the cortex and white matter. We tested the idea that specific regions in the cerebrum are differentially enlarged in humans and that some of the neural reorganizational events that took place during hominoid evolution were species-specific and independent of changes in absolute brain size. We used magnetic resonance images of the living brains of 10 human and 17 ape subjects to obtain volumetric estimates of… CONTINUE READING