Brain Evolution Overview

The principles that govern the evolution of brain structure are not well understood.

Brain to body size does not scale isometrically (in a linear fashion) but rather allometrically. The brains and bodies of mammals do not scale linearly. Small bodied mammals have relatively large brains compared to their bodies and large mammals (such as whales) have small brains; similar to growth.

Developmental Neuroscience Overview

Neural development refers to the processes that generate, shape, and reshape the nervous system, from the earliest stages of embryogenesis to the final years of life.

The study of neural development aims to describe the cellular basis of brain development and to address the underlying mechanisms.

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