Comparative Neuroanatomy and Intelligence
Have you ever wondered what makes us humans different from, say, a rat? Have you ever wanted to see a cerebellum up close and personal? Have you ever looked at a frog and thought to yourself - hmmm, I wonder if he has neocortex? Have you ever wondered how intelligence is defined?
If so (or even if not!), you have come to the right place. While no "answers" will be given, we will explore together the intricacies and wonder of the brain. We will ponder questions about cognition and attempt to link brain to behavior.
You need not have any previous science experience to explore this website or participate in the thought exercises within!
This exhibit is organized into four main parts, and if you ever find yourself lost you can use the index on the left to guide you back:
First, you may ask why are we studying comparative neuroanatomy? What is the use? Let's think about that... click here for a discussion  of the relevance of this type of study.
Original Website by Patricia Anne Kinser, Haverford College , December 2000
Biology Major with Concentration in Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Paul Grobstein
Updated Website by Riki, February 2012