Role Of Seizure-Related Gene 6 In The Developing Brain Cortex

Grant number: 454462 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

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Abstract

Over the course of evolution, the mammalian brain cortex has become disproportionately large with respect to other brain regions. The dramatic increase in processing power resulting from the increased neuronal number and connectivity in the cortex has enabled us to acquire functions that make us human, such as the use of language. In spite of the enormous difference in size between the brains of humans and those of mice, studies on cortical development in mice are relevant to humans since the organization of the cortex (thickness, layer patterning and regional specialization) is very similar in these two organisms, and indeed, in all mammals. A complex series of developmental events is requi..

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