Holy S**t!: “The basic features of the vertebrate nervous system are conserved throughout vertebrate phylogeny to a much higher degree than previously thought..[from as much as] 560 million years ago…”

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Over a half a frickin’ billion years ago!  Sweet weepy jesus!!

“…not only the organization of the different motor programs underlying eye, orienting, locomotor, and respiratory movements are similarly organized, but also that the basic structure of the forebrain engaged in the control of movement is conserved.” Continue reading