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- Evolution : A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically.
- Nervous system : The control unit of bodily functions in animals.
- Central nervous system : The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
- Brain : The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Brain development : The build-up of the brain from ectodermal cells to a complex structure of neurons, glia and blood vessels.
- Brain asymmetry : Differences in structure and function of the two brain hemispheres.
- Brain size : Umbrella term for various measures of how big a brain is.
- Human evolution : The study of the physical and behavioral genetic adaptations of the species belonging to the subfamily hominidae.
- Nerve : A bundle of nerve fibres that connects the central nervous system with other organs in an animal body.
- Neuron : An excitable cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
- Allometry : The study of scaling effects in biology.
- Genetics : The study of the inheritance of characteristics, genes and DNA.
- Brain morphometry : The quantitative study of structures in the brain, their differences between individuals, correlations with brain function, and changes of these characteristics over time.
- Gyrification : The folding process during brain development, or the extent of folding.
- Lyssencephaly : A medical condition in which the cerebral cortex is not convoluted; the term is also used to describe non-human brains that lack cortical folding.