Size of Brain

Doug Knowles knowled at ccsmtp.ccf.org
Mon Sep 13 16:16:10 EST 1993


In article <272lur$924 at nnrp.ucs.ubc.ca> swicks at unixg.ubc.ca (Stephen R Wicks) writes:
>In article <wasel.137.0 at 144.124.203.204> wasel at 144.124.203.204 (Wasel Chemij) writes:
>>I'd like to produce a table of various animals approximate
>>brain sizes (in neurons), but I'm problems finding the data.
>>
>>So far I've got
>>
>>	Leech - (Hirudo medicinalis)	13,000
>>	Marine Snail (Aplysia)		20,000
>>	Human				10^11
>>


For a few examples, see Chapter 10 "Survey of Animal Groups" in
Bullock, T.H., Orkand, R., and Grinnell, A.
_Introduction_to_Nervous_Systems_1977.  There is 
probably a newer edition available.

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