J DeFelipe, L Alonso-Nanclares, JI Arellano - Journal of neurocytology, 2002 - Springer
The appearance of the neocortex, its expansion, and its differentiation in mammals,
represents one of the principal episodes in the evolution of the vertebrate brain. One of the
fundamental questions in neuroscience is what is special about the neocortex of humans
and how does it differ from that of other species? It is clear that distinct cortical areas show
important differences within both the same and different species, and this has led to some
researchers emphasizing the similarities whereas others focus on the differences. In …