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According to a faculty member at the University of Washington, gyri and sulci arose as a way to pack more brain volume within the finite dimensions of the skull. The larger the surface area of the brain, the more neurons... More »

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Indiana University explains that gyri and sulci, which comprise the wrinkled surface of the brain, are an adaptation that allows the brain to have more surface area. This is important because the internal volume of an an... More »

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The folds in the brain are crevices called sulci and ridges called gyri, and several of them have specific names. Unfolding all the crevices and ridges would leave a human brain approximately the size of a pillowcase, ac... More »

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The folds in the brain are crevices called sulci and ridges called gyri, and several of them have specific names. Unfolding all the crevices and ridges would leave a human brain approximately the size of a pillowcase, ac... More »

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The lateral sulcus is the most prominent and deepest part of the cortical sulci, according to The Free Dictionary. The lateral sulcus extends from an anterior perforated type of substance. More »

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The sinus, or nasal cavity, serves to lighten the skull, to produce mucus, to warm and moisturize air breathed in through the nose and to serve as a chamber in which speech resonates. The sinus cavity is made up of four ... More »

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