The evolutionary origin of the mammalian isocortex: Towards an integrated developmental and functional approach

@article{Aboitiz2003TheEO,
  title={The evolutionary origin of the mammalian isocortex: Towards an integrated developmental and functional approach},
  author={Francisco Aboitiz and Daniver Morales and Juan F Montiel},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={535 - 552}
}
The isocortex is a distinctive feature of mammalian brains, which has no clear counterpart in the cerebral hemispheres of other amniotes. This paper speculates on the evolutionary processes giving rise to the isocortex. As a first step, we intend to identify what structure may be ancestral to the isocortex in the reptilian brain. Then, it is necessary to account for the transformations (developmental, connectional, and functional) of this ancestral structure, which resulted in the origin of the… 
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