Progress in the study of brain evolution: from speculative theories to testable hypotheses.

@article{Striedter1998ProgressIT,
  title={Progress in the study of brain evolution: from speculative theories to testable hypotheses.},
  author={Georg F. Striedter},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1998},
  volume={253 4},
  pages={105-12}
}
Darwin's theory of evolution raised the question of how the human brain differs from that of other animals and how it is the same. Early students of brain evolution had constructed rather grand but speculative theories which stated that brains evolved in a linear manner, from fish to man and from simple to complex. These speculations were soundly refuted, however, as contemporary comparative neurobiologists used powerful new techniques and methodologies to discover that complex brains have… CONTINUE READING