Home | Search Serendip
Serendip

This web exhibit was first built in 2000 by Patricia Anne Kinser, Haverford College, under the direction of Paul Grobstein, Bryn Mawr College. The updated version of Comparative Neuroanatomy and Intelligence is now online at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/brains. This old version has been archived in place, and will continue to be available for teachers and students who are using it.

Home Page

Compare Brains

Compare Brain and Body Sizes

Compare Brain Structures- Slices and Slides

The Neuron- Up Close and Personal

The Question of Intelligence

Links

Glossary

Bibliography

Equal Body Sizes

In the table below all of the animals now have the same body sizes. Compare the brains of these animals. Was your hypothesis correct? Is there any difference in brain size now?

human brain
human
body size=1m
baboon brain
baboon
body size=1m
monkey brain
monkey
body size=1m
camel brain
camel
body size=1m
dolphin brain
dolphin
body size=1m
kangaroo brain
kangaroo
body size=1m
cat brain
cat
body size=1m
raccoon brain
raccoon
body size=1m
rabbit brain
rabbit
body size=1m
squirrel brain
squirrel
body size=1m
frog brain
frog
body size=1m




So, what did you notice? Are the brains all the same size when body sizes are the same? Or are some brains larger than others?

I'm not sure... can we talk about this some more?

What if all these animals had the same brain size?

Huh? Can we start over?




| Forum | Brain and Behavior | Serendip Home |

Send us your comments at Serendip

© by Serendip 1994- - Last Modified: Wednesday, 05-Sep-2012 09:41:28 EDT