Total neocortical cell number in the mysticete brain

@article{Eriksen2007TotalNC,
  title={Total neocortical cell number in the mysticete brain},
  author={N. Eriksen and B. Pakkenberg},
  journal={The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={290}
}
  • N. Eriksen, B. Pakkenberg
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
The cetacean brain has long been of scientific interest, not only because of its large size – the largest in the animal kingdom – but also because of its high gyrification. It shows several adaptations to the aquatic environment, especially in the cortical arrangements of functional areas. To study structural aspects of the mysticete brain we estimated neocortical features in the common minke whale using stereological methods. The neocortex was surprisingly thick, equal to that in humans. The… Expand
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