Surface Areas of the Cerebral Cortex of Mammals Determined by Stereological Methods

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Science  03 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3901, pp. 111-113
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3901.111


The surface areas of the cerebral cortex excluding archipallium of 20 human, 11 cetacean, 6 carnivore, and 5 marsupial brains were determined by stereological methods. There exist rather strict relationships between volume, length of superficially exposed gyri, and cortical surface area.

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