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An Overview of Sexual Differentiation of the Mammalian Nervous System and Behavior

Neuro

"There is growing appreciation for the numerous and often dramatic differences in the nervous system of males and females and the importance of these sex differences for behavioral traits. Sex differences in the nervous system and behavior result from a process of sexual differentiation that is carried out by the interplay of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors throughout the life span..." – By Ashley Monks

Evolution, Homology, Cell Classification, and Parallel Processing for Vision

Vision

"A first step in analyzing complex systems is a classification of component elements. This applies to retinal organization as well as to other circuit components in the visual system. There is great variety in the types of retinal ganglion cells and the targets of their axonal projections. Thus, a prerequisite to any deep understanding of the early visual system is developing a proper classification of its elements..." – By S. Murray Sherman and W. Martin Usrey

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