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Mammalian Brain Surface Scales One-to-One to Body Surface (a 500 word proof)

Reid, Mark (2002) Mammalian Brain Surface Scales One-to-One to Body Surface (a 500 word proof). (In Press)

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Abstract

A deduction is produced from three allometric scaling laws, showing cortical surface area scales one-to-one with body surface area as a general but, ex hypothesi, highly consistent principle across Mammalia.

Item Type:Other
Keywords:cortical surface area, body surface area, cetacea, mammalia, Jerison
Subjects:Biology > Evolution
ID Code:2202
Deposited By:Reid, Mark David
Deposited On:04 May 2002
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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