Ann B. Butler, William Hodos's Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy (Second Edition) PDF

By Ann B. Butler, William Hodos

ISBN-10: 0471210056

ISBN-13: 9780471210054

Comparative Vertebrate NeuroanatomyEvolution and AdaptationSecond EditionAnn B. Butler and William HodosThe moment variation of this landmark textual content provides a huge survey of comparative vertebrate neuroanatomy on the introductory point, representing a distinct contribution to the sector of evolutionary neurobiology. it's been largely revised and up to date, with considerably more desirable figures and diagrams which are used generously in the course of the textual content. via research of the difference in mind constitution and serve as among significant teams of vertebrates, readers can achieve perception into the evolutionary background of the fearful procedure. The textual content is split into 3 sections:* advent to evolution and edition, together with a survey of phone constitution, embryological improvement, and anatomical association of the crucial worried process; phylogeny and variety of mind constructions; and an summary of assorted theories of mind evolution* Systematic, entire survey of comparative neuroanatomy throughout all significant teams of vertebrates* evaluate of vertebrate mind evolution, which integrates the total textual content, highlights variety and customary subject matters, broadens point of view by way of a comparability with mind constitution and evolution of invertebrate brains, and considers contemporary info and theories of the evolutionary starting place of the mind within the earliest vertebrates, together with a lately proposed version of the beginning of the mind within the earliest vertebrates that has acquired robust help from newly found fossil evidenceAmple fabric drawn from the most recent study has been built-in into the textual content and highlighted in specific function bins, together with contemporary perspectives on homology, cranial nerve association and evolution, the really huge and complex brains of birds in correlation with their advanced cognitive talents, and the present debate on forebrain evolution throughout reptiles, birds, and mammals.Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy is geared to upper-level undergraduate and graduate scholars in neuroanatomy, yet someone attracted to the anatomy of the frightened method and the way it corresponds to the best way that animals functionality on the planet will locate this article attention-grabbing.

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Comparing only teleosts and the bowfin, we do not know whether the trait was present or absent in their common ancestor. Gars and chondrosteans are the out-groups to the bowfin and teleosts, and they have the trait. Therefore, we hypothesize that the trait was present in the common ancestor of these four groups and that it has been lost once—in the bowfin. The trait is absent, however, in cladistians. Was it present or absent in the ancestral stock of ray-finned fishes? The out-group to the ray-finned fishes is the cartilaginous fishes, and the trait is absent in both groups of cartilaginous fishes—holocephali and elasmobranchs.

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