The Central Nervous System

Its Uses and Limitations in Assessing Phylogenetic Relationships
  • C. B. G. Campbell


The central nervous system has played a significant role in the definition and characterization of the order Primates. In order to discuss the uses and limitations inherent in using the nervous system for assessing phylogenetic relationships, it will be necessary to briefly review some aspects of the anatomy of the nervous system and the technical methods formerly and presently available for studying it. Our understanding of this organ system is markedly limited by the methods used for its study.


Corticospinal Tract Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Tree Shrew Order Primate Nurse Shark 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. G. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Anatomy and Radiological Sciences, California College of MedicineUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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