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Hierarchy, multidomain modules, and the evolution of intelligence

  • Mauricio de Jesus Dias Martins (a1) (a2) and Laura Desirèe Di Paolo (a3) (a4)


In this commentary, we support a complex, mosaic, and multimodal approach to the evolution of intelligence. Using the arcuate fasciculus as an example of discontinuity in the evolution of neurobiological architectures, we argue that the strict dichotomy of modules versus G, adopted by Burkart et al. in the target article, is insufficient to interpret the available statistical and experimental evidence.



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