Insectivora pp 318-340 | Cite as

Brain Characteristics Related to Functional Systems

  • Heinz Stephan
  • Georg Baron
  • Heiko D. Frahm
Part of the Comparative Brain Research in Mammals book series (COMPBRAIN, volume 1)


Despite the importance of olfaction as a predominant sensory channel in Insectivora, numerous reports on the morphology of the insectivoran nasal cavity and intranasal epithelia suggest the existence of enormous interspecific differences (Ganeshina et al. 1957; Negus 1958 ex Quilliam 1966b; Gurtovoi 1966; Graziadei 1966; Andreescu-Nitescu 1970; Wöhrmann-Repenning 1975; Wöhrmann-Repenning and Meinel 1977; Schmidt and Nadolski 1979; Kuramoto et al. 1980; Larochelle 1987; Larochelle and Baron 1989a, b).


Size Index Main Olfactory Bulb Accessory Olfactory Bulb Orofacial Region Water Shrew 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Stephan
    • 1
  • Georg Baron
    • 2
  • Heiko D. Frahm
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für HirnforschungFrankfurt a.M. 71 (Niederrad)Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Départment de Sciences BiologiquesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  3. 3.Anatomisches Institut der UniversitätKöln 41Federal Republic of Germany

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