Scientists establish first map of the sea lion brain

Posted by on April 27, 2016 8:55 pm
Categories: Science

Despite considerable evidence for the California sea lion’s intelligence, very little is known about how their brain is organized. Now, a team of neuroscientists has taken an important step toward uncovering this mystery by conducting the first comprehensive study of the California sea lion’s central nervous system, concentrating on the somatosensory system, which is concerned with conscious perception of touch, pressure, pain, temperature, position and vibration.

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