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Brain evolution and development : adaptation, allometry and constraint.

Montgomery, S. and Mundy, N. and Barton, R.A. (2016) 'Brain evolution and development : adaptation, allometry and constraint.', Proceedings of the Royal Society series B : biological sciences., 283 (1838). p. 20160433.


Phenotypic traits are products of two processes: evolution and development. But how do these processes combine to produce integrated phenotypes? Comparative studies identify consistent patterns of covariation, or allometries, between brain and body size, and between brain components, indicating the presence of significant constraints limiting in