Scaling the Brain and Its Connections

  title={Scaling the Brain and Its Connections},
  author={Mark A. Changizi}
AU2 p0005 At first glance, larger brains seem more complex than smaller brains, having a greater number of synapses per neuron, greater surface convoluted-ness, more cortical areas, and disproportionately more white matter. However, brain size does not correlate with behavioral repertoire size as measured by ethologists (Figure 1), leading one to suspect that these seemingly increasingly complex features of larger brains are not underlying more complex computations. Instead, these seemingly… CONTINUE READING