Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Week #14 (4/14-4/20/13):

Evolutionary Development and our Brain:

This week in class we discussed the article "Developmental Mechanisms for Variation and Constancy in Vertebrate Brain Evolution." It was a pretty interesting article, in fact, I really enjoyed it. There is so much about brain development unknown to mankind and so much more to learn. The brain has always been something that has appealed to me. Probably because of its immense complexity and the very same reason that we do not know everything about it.

However, at least we know that there is universality in our brain's developmental mechanisms. There are factors such as neurogenesis timing, alterations in cell cycle rates, and changes in brain patterning that lead to the variation of human brains--among other things too.