Quantitative measures of brain evolution in early vertebrates [ 2012 - 2014 ]

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Researchers Prof R. Glenn Northcutt; Prof Shaun Patrick Collin

Brief description Why and how do brains become bigger? Using new quantitative methods of assessing the number of neurons with respect to both brain and body size, the project will trace the ways in which the brain (and its component parts) has evolved in a range of early vertebrates. The results will enable us to trace the evolution of cognitive abilities in animals.

Funding Amount $360,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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