Why Are Brain Collections Important?

  1. The Brain: The most complex living system.
  2. Neural determinants of behavior, sensations, thinking, and emotions. The realization that behaviors, sensations, thoughts, emotions, learning and other such phenomena are expressions of the workings of specific nuclei, circuits and systems of the brain.
  3. Beginning interest in the brains of animals in the late 1800's.
  4. Gradual realization of the facts of biological and brain evolution.
  5. Study of Comparative Neuroanatomy.
  6. Four decades of Neuroscience study.
  7. The History of Brain Collections


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