Updated Neuronal Scaling Rules for the Brains of Glires (Rodents/Lagomorphs)

@article{HerculanoHouzel2011UpdatedNS,
  title={Updated Neuronal Scaling Rules for the Brains of Glires (Rodents/Lagomorphs)},
  author={Suzana Herculano-Houzel and Pedro Miguel Ribeiro and Leandro Campos and Alexandre Valotta da Silva and Laila Brito Torres and Kenneth C Catania and Jon H. Kaas},
  journal={Brain, Behavior and Evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={78},
  pages={302 - 314}
}
Brain size scales as different functions of its number of neurons across mammalian orders such as rodents, primates, and insectivores. In rodents, we have previously shown that, across a sample of 6 species, from mouse to capybara, the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and the remaining brain structures increase in size faster than they gain neurons, with an accompanying decrease in neuronal density in these structures [Herculano-Houzel et al.: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2006;103:12138–12143]. Important… Expand
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