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The Evolution of the Cerebral Cortex


Sense of Mind




Explore the fascinating evolution of the cerebral cortex, the most sophisticated brain region, which is crucial for complex cognition and perception. In this video, you'll learn how the cortex evolved from a simple network of nerves in giant worms to the highly specialized and intricately wired cortex of haplorrhines, the primate group that includes humans. Discover the selection pressures that drove the lateral expansion of the cortex and the exponential growth of white matter connections. Plus, learn how the cerebellum, the brain structure involved in motor movement and balance, contributed to the expansion of the cortex.


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