Latitudinal variation in light levels drives human visual system size (Northern Humans Had Bigger Brains)

Latitudinal variation in light levels drives human visual system size Eiluned Pearce* and Robin Dunbar Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN, UK Ambient light levels influence visual system size in birds and primates. Here, we argue that the same is true for humans. Light levels, in … Continue reading

Rewiring of the Visual Cortex in the Congenitally Blind: Evidence for experience-dependant plasticity @ UDM

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/02/23/1013928108.abstract Functional specialization for auditory–spatial processing in the occipital cortex of congenitally blind humans 1. Olivier Collignona,b,1,2. Gilles Vandewallec,3. Patrice Vossa,4. Geneviève Albouyc,5. Geneviève Charbonneaua,6. Maryse Lassondea,b, and7. Franco Leporea. #aCentre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7;#bCentre de Recherches, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, Montreal, QC, Canada H3T … Continue reading

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