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The Human AdvantageA New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable$
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Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034258

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.001.0001

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

(p.91) 6 The Elephant in the Room
The Human Advantage

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

The MIT Press

Difficulties of measuring cognitive capabilities; comparison between elephant and human brain; turning an elephant brain into soup; more neurons in the elephant brain, but fewer in the elephant cerebral cortex than in the human cerebral cortex; ranking species by numbers of cortical neurons; cetaceans also have fewer cortical neurons than humans

Keywords:   Elephant, cognitive capabilities, cetaceans

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