Cortical evolution

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The earliest mammalian brains were dominated by olfactory cortex.  We are developing evidence that the basic functional principles are embedded in neocortex.

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Shepherd, Gordon. (2011). "The microcircuit concept applied to cortical evolution: from three-layer to six-layer cortex"