6. Theories of Brain Evolution

  1. Ann B. Butler Professor1 and
  2. William Hodos Distinguished University Professor2

Published Online: 9 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471733849.ch6

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Butler, A. B. and Hodos, W. (2005) Theories of Brain Evolution, in Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471733849.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471210054

Online ISBN: 9780471733843

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Keywords:

  • Darwin–Wallace theory;
  • von Baerian recapitulation;
  • pallial evolution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Some Common Assumptions

  • Previous Theories of Vertebrate Brain Evolution

  • Addition of Structures or Areas

  • Previous Theories of Vertebrate Brain Organization

  • New Formation and Reorganization of Circuits

  • Critique of Previous Theories of Vertebrate Brain Evolution

  • Parcellation Theory

  • Current Theories of Forebrain Evolution

  • Perspective