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General Differences

human brain baboon brain camel brain  kangaroo brain squirrel brain  rabbit brain

 rhesus monkey brain  dolphin brain cat brain  raccoon brain   frog brain

* this table does not accurately reflect size differences between the brains


What kinds of differences do you see? Here are a couple of ideas:

  • there are structural differences in particular areas (for example, the cerebellum)
  • some brains are smooth and others have a lot of folds

Why do you think these differences exist? What is the significance of noting differences?  Can these differences account for variability in behavior or intelligence between and among species?


Would you like to compare brains and body sizes, or would you rather look at structural differences between the brains?


click here to compare brains and body sizes                   click here to look at structural differences



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