The evolution of the brain, the human nature of cortical circuits and intellectual creativity

Felipe Oroquieta, Javier de (2011). The evolution of the brain, the human nature of cortical circuits and intellectual creativity. "Frontiers Neuroanatomy", v. 5 ; p. 29. ISSN 1662-5129. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnana.2011.00029.

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Title: The evolution of the brain, the human nature of cortical circuits and intellectual creativity
Author/s:
  • Felipe Oroquieta, Javier de
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Frontiers Neuroanatomy
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1662-5129
Volume: 5
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Faculty: Centro de Tecnología Biomédica (CTB) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The tremendous expansion and the differentiation of the neocortex constitute two major events in the evolution of the mammalian brain. The increase in size and complexity of our brains opened the way to a spectacular development of cognitive and mental skills. This expansion during evolution facilitated the addition of microcircuits with a similar basic structure, which increased the complexity of the human brain and contributed to its uniqueness. However, fundamental differences even exist between distinct mammalian species. Here, we shall discuss the issue of our humanity from a neurobiological and historical perspective.

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Item ID: 13670
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13670/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13670
DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2011.00029
Official URL: http://www.frontiersin.org/neuroanatomy/10.3389/fnana.2011.00029/full
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Oct 2012 10:50
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 16:31
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