of brain evolution
can be seen in various fields of biology, such as paleontology,
ethology, behavioral biology, cognitive psychology, molecular
biology and genetics.
The study of fossil brain endocasts of extinct vertebrates
permits estimates of the features and time course of brain evolution.
Neurology provides evidence for the paths and outcomes of
brain evolution by detailed study of neuroanatomical structure
nature of these brain collections Comparative study
of brains can provide greater assurance about the validity of
conjectures about the evolution and functional adaptation of
analysis of brain measurements in different mammals enables
testing of hypotheses of the kinds, character and significance
of evolutionary changes in brains that have taken place.