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According to Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics researchers, Fernando García-Moreno and Zoltán Molnár, understanding development and evolution of the neocortex has important implication.

Differential timing of developmental events sculpts the brains of different species into distinct organs. The latest investigations on the development of the dorsal forebrain in chick and mouse embryos showed a major difference between vertebrate brains. 

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