Evolution of the Central Nervous System of Craniata and Homo

  • Wolfgang Seeger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Evolution of Craniata and Homo

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  3. Exceptional Position of the Human Encephalon

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      Pages 27-27
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  4. Morphologic Maturity and Immaturity

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      Pages 89-90
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 99-99

About this book


The main focus of this book is on providing students, neurosurgery trainees, certified neurosurgeons and colleagues in neighbouring disciplines essential information on the evolution of the central nervous system (CNS) of craniata and homo. Therefore the book is divided in three parts: Part I is describing the evolution of CNS of craniata (starting 800 million of years ago). Part II is explaining in detail the exceptional position of the human encephalon. Part III is discussing maturity and immaturity of all parts of CNS of craniatas and the consequences concerning further development of brain structure and psychological functions. In all parts anatomical fundamentals are presented in the form of didactic and self-explanatory illustrations.


Ontogenetic and phylogenetic basis Comparative morphology Gyrification and U-fibers Embryonic developments Maturity and immaturity Paleoanthropological aspects

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Seeger
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospital Freiburg im BreisgauLindenGermany

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