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Decussated CNS?

William Calvin wcalvin at stein.u.washington.edu
Wed Feb 24 18:29:28 EST 1993


knowled at ccsmtp.ccf.org (Doug Knowles) writes:
>>What is the origin of the decussated (I think I am spelling this correctly...
>>"crossed", in other words) central nervous system?
>>
>>Also, how far down the evolutionary tree does this occur?  All vertebrates?
>>
>>Thank you,
>>J. Rexer
>>
>I am forwarding this to bionet.neuroscience, where you are much more likely
>to get an interesting answer.  I'll bet Bill Calvin will want to take on
>this one.

Gee, thanks Doug!  I don't have a clue.  There are all sorts of just-so
stories possible, but you need to know a lot of comparative neuro; I'd try
Bullock and Horridge's 1965 Comparative Anatomy of the Nervous System.
    William H. Calvin   WCalvin at U.Washington.edu



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