A segmental morphological paradigm for understanding vertebrate forebrains

Brain Behav Evol. 1995;46(4-5):319-37. doi: 10.1159/000113282.


The idea is presented that modern segmental thinking on the forebrain is best conceived of as a scientific paradigm, which is revealing itself to be increasingly advantageous for the interpretation of both causal developmental/genetic data and pitfall-free morphology. Various related or opposed viewpoints are considered briefly, emphasizing their respective assumptions with regard to longitudinal and transverse subdivisions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Prosencephalon / anatomy & histology*
  • Prosencephalon / physiology
  • Vertebrates / anatomy & histology
  • Vertebrates / physiology*