Huxley versus Owen: the hippocampus minor and evolution.

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Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Gross, C G
Year of Publication: 1993
Journal: Trends Neurosci
Volume: 16
Issue: 12
Pagination: 493-8
Date Published: 1993 Dec
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0166-2236
Keywords: Animals, Biological Evolution, Hippocampus, History, 19th Century, Humans

In Victorian Britain a major debate over evolution raged between Thomas H. Huxley and Richard Owen. The central issue between them was whether or not the human brain was unique in having a hippocampus minor (also known as the calcar avis), a posterior horn and a posterior lobe.

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