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TitleBrain Evolution: Intelligence without a Cortex.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMaler, Leonard
JournalCurr Biol
Volume28
Issue5
PaginationR213-R215
Date Published2018 Mar 05
ISSN1879-0445
Abstract

Birds are capable of high level cognition even though their telencephalon is organized into nuclear groups rather than a six-layered cortex as in the mammalian brain. New data show that, despite their different macroscale organization, the circuitries of avian and mammalian telencephalon are fundamentally similar and may therefore carry out equivalent computations.

DOI10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.065
Alternate JournalCurr. Biol.
PubMed ID29510108