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George E. Carvell, PhD, PT   University of Pittsburgh
 
INFORMATION SPECIALIZATION: OPTIMIZED LINKS BETWEEN WORLD & BRAIN
BC&P Fig. 1.14, p. 12
Visual Cortex (Blobs & Stripes)
Somatosensory Cortex
(Vibrissal
Barrel Field)
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), Theory of Natural Selection
BC&P Fig. 1.13, p. 11
Darwin’s theoretical construct for evolution as a driving force in biology has stood the test of time and pervades neuroscience from top to bottom.
Structural-functional-behavioral capacities of the CNS are highly correlated to development of peripheral
sensory & motor
end-organs
Primate:
”Let’s see it”
Rodent:
”Let’s face it”
Great Eyes
Great Whiskers