Current Finlay Projects

Developmental Structure in Brain Evolution

Finlay, B.L. and Darlington, R.B. (1995) Linked regularities in the development and evolution of mammalian brains.   Science   268: 1578-1584

Darlington, R.B., Dunlop, S.A. and Finlay, B.L. (1999) Commentary: Neural development in metatherian and eutherian mammals: variation and constraint. Journal of Comparative Neurology   411: 359-368

Finlay, B.L., Darlington, R.D. and Nicastro, N. (2001) Developmental structure in brain evolution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24: 263-308 (with commentary and response)

Finlay, B.L. and Brodsky, P.B.   (2006) Cortical evolution as the expression of a program for disproportionate growth and the proliferation of areas..   Evolution of Nervous Systems   J.H. Kaas, ed.   Elsevier: Oxford university Press   pp. 73-96

Reep, R., Darlington, R.B. and Finlay, B.L.   (2007) The limbic system in mammalian brain evolution. Brain, Behavior and Evolution   70: 57-70

Finlay, B.L. (2008) The developing and evolving retina: using time to organize form .   Brain Research 1192: 5-16

Finlay B.L. (2008)  Brain evolution: developmental constraints and relative developmental growth. . In L.R. Squire, Editor-in-Chief Encyclopedia of Neuroscience  Academic Press, Oxford  vol. 2 pp. 337-345.

Finlay, B.L., Hinz, F. and Darlington R.B. Individual variability vs. phylogenetic variability in brain structure.   Abstract.

Dyer, M.A. , Martins, R., da Silva Filho, M.,  Muniz, J.A.,Silveira, L.C.L., Cepko, C. and Finlay, B.L. (2009)  Developmental sources of conservation and variation in the evolution of the primate eye. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 106: 8963 – 8968

Finlay, B.L., Clancy, B and Darlington, R.B. (2010) Late still equals large (A Response to Weisbecker V (2009): Why ‘Late Equals Large’ Does Not Work. Neuroscience 164:1648–1652). Brain, Behavior and Evolution 75: 4-6.

Yopak, K., Lisney, T., Collin, S.E., Montgomery, J., Darlington, R.B. and Finlay, B.L. (2010) Brain scaling from sharks to primates:  A highly conserved vertebrate pattern. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107:12946-12951

Finlay, B.L., Hinz, F. and Darlington R.B. (2011) Mapping behavioral evolution onto brain evolution:  The strategic roles of conserved organization in individuals and species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B  366: 2111-2123 

Charvet, C.J., Striedter, G. and Finlay, B.L. (2011) Evo-devo and brain scaling: candidate developmental mechanisms for variation and constancy in vertebrate brain evolution. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 78:248–257. 

Charvet, C.J. and Finlay B.L. (2012) Embracing covariation in brain evolution: Large brains, extended development and flexible primate social systems.  In Evolution of the Primate Brain: From Neuron to Behavior, in M.A.Hofman & D. Falk, eds., Progress in Brain Research  195: 71-87. 

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Evolution of the Visual System in New World Primates

Kaskan, P., Franco, C., Yamada, E., Silveira, L.C.L., Darlington, R. and Finlay, B.L (2005) Peripheral variability and central constancy in mammalian visual system evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 272: 91-100

Franco, E.C.S., Finlay, B.L., Silveira, L.C.L., Yamada, Y.C, and Crowley, J.C. (2001) Conservation of absolute foveal area in New World primates: A constraint on eye size and conformation. Brain, Behavior and Evolution   56:   276-286

Finlay, B. L., Silveira, L.C.L. and Reichenbach, A.   (2005) Comparative aspects of visual system development.   In: The Structure, Function and Evolution of the Primate Visual System      J. Kremers, ed.   John Wiley and Sons   pp. 37-72

Chalfin, B.P., Cheung, D.T., Muniz, J.A.P.C., Silveira, L.C.L. and Finlay, B.L. (2007) Scaling of neuron number and volume of the pulvinar complex in New World primates:   comparisons with humans, other primates and mammals. Journal of Comparative Neurology     504: 265-274

Finlay, B.L. (2008) The developing and evolving retina: using time to organize form .   Brain Research 1192: 5-16

Finlay, B.L.,Franco, E.C.S., Yamada, E.S., Crowley, J.C., Parsons, M.E.,, Muniz, J.A. P.C and L.C.L. Silveira (2008)  Number and topography of cones, rods and optic nerve axons in New and Old World primates:   implications for the evolution of retinal development.   Visual Neuroscience   25:  289-299. 

Dyer, M.A. , Martins, R., da Silva Filho, M.,  Muniz, J.A.,Silveira, L.C.L., Cepko, C. and Finlay, B.L. (2009)  Developmental sources of conservation and variation in the evolution of the primate eye. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 106: 8963 – 8968

Lameirão, V.O.C.,1, Hamassaki, D.E., Rodrigues, A.R, de Lima, S.M, Finlay, B.L. and Silveira, L.C.L.  (2009) Rod bipolar cells in the retina of the capuchin monkey (Cebus apella):   Characterization and distribution.  Visual Neuroscience 26: 389–396   

Finlay, B.L. and Osorio, D.C. (2011) Introduction to “Comparative, ecological and developmental aspects of visual system design and function.  Visual Neuroscience 28

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Translating Time: What is That in Rat Days?

Clancy, B., Darlington, R.B. and Finlay, B.L. (2001) Translating developmental time across mammalian species. Neuroscience   105: 7-17

Clancy, B., Darlington, R.B. and Finlay, B.L. (2000)   The course of human events: predicting the timing of primate neural development.   Developmental Science 3: 57-66

Clancy, B., Finlay, B.L., Darlington, R.B. and Anand, K.J.S. (2007) Extrapolating brain development from experimental species to humans.   Neurotoxicology     28: 931-937

Clancy, B., Kersh, B, Hyde, J.,. Anand, K.J.S,   Darlington,   R.B. and Finlay, B.L. (2007) Web-based method for translating neurodevelopment from laboratory species to humans.   Neuroinformatics     5: 79-94

Finlay, B.L. and Clancy, B. (2008)   Chronology of the development of the mouse visual system. Eye, Retina and Visual System of the Mouse     L. Chalupa and R.W. Williams, eds. MIT Press. pp 257-265.

Finlay, B.L., Clancy, B and Darlington, R.B. (2010) Late still equals large (A Response to Weisbecker V (2009): Why ‘Late Equals Large’ Does Not Work. Neuroscience 164:1648–1652). Brain, Behavior and Evolution 75: 4-6.

Web Time calculator 

Nagarajan, R., Clancy, B., Darlington, R., and  Finlay, B.L. (2010) ttime: an R package for translating the timing of brain development across mammalian species. Neuroinformatics 

Cahalane, D.J., Clancy, B., Kingsbury, M.A., Graf, E., Sporns, O., and Finlay, B.L. (2011) Network structure implied by initial axon outgrowth in rodent cortex: Empirical measurement and models. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16113.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016113

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Evolution of the cortex in its developmental context

Finlay, B.L. and Brodsky, P.B.   (2006) Cortical evolution as the expression of a program for disproportionate growth and the proliferation of areas..   Evolution of Nervous Systems   J.H. Kaas, ed.   Elsevier: Oxford university Press   pp. 73-96

Finlay, B.L. (2004) The Calvinist cortex: penetrating evolutionary predestination. Commentary on "Cortex, countercurrent context, and dimensional integration of lifetime memory" by B. Merker.   Cortex   40: 577-579

Kingsbury, M. A. and Finlay, B. L. (2001) The cortex in multidimensional space: where do cortical areas come from?   Commentary Article. Developmental Science   4: 125-156

Finlay, B.L. (2008)  Evolution, development and emerging universals. Language Universals M. Christiansen, C. Collins and S. Edelman eds., Oxford University Press. Manuscript

Syal, S. and Finlay, B.L. (2011) Thinking outside the cortex: Social motivation in the evolution and development of language. Developmental Science  14:  417-430

Cahalane DJ, Charvet CJ and Finlay BL (2012). Systematic, balancing gradients in neuron density and number across the primate isocortex. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy  6:28. 

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Developmental Neurobiology And Evo-Devo: Some attempts at translation for Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology, Cognitive Science and Developmental Medicine

Bradshaw, G. B. and Finlay, B.L. (2005) Natural symmetry.   Nature 435: 149

Finlay, B.L., Clancy, B. E. and Kingsbury, M.A. (2003) The developmental neurobiology of early vision.   In Advances in Infancy Research  S. P. Johnson and B. Hopkins, eds, Ablex Press   pp 1-42

Bates, E., Thal, D., Finlay, B.L., & Clancy, B. (2002). Early language development and its neural correlates. In F. Boller & J. Grafman (Series Eds.) & S.J. Segalowitz & I. Rapin (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of Neuropsychology,Vol. 8: Child neurology   (2nd ed., pp. 109-176). Amsterdam:Elsevier Science B.V.

Kingsbury, M. A. and Finlay, B. L. (2001) The cortex in multidimensional space: where do cortical areas come from?   Commentary Article. Developmental Science   4: 125-156

Finlay B.L., Cheung, D. and Darlington, R.B.   (2005) Developmental constraints on or developmental structure in brain evolution?     In Attention and Performance XXI "Processes of Change in Brain and Cognitive Development"   Munakata , Y. and Johnson, M. Oxford University Press pp 131-162

Finlay, B.L. (2007)   E pluribus unum: Too many unique human capacities and too many theories.   In: The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies.     S. Gangestad and J. Simpson eds. Guilford Press   pp. 294-304.

Finlay, B.L.   Yost,   J.E.,   and Cheung, D. (2006) Developmental disorders and evolutionary expectations: mechanisms of resilience.   In:   Development of the Central Nervous System:   Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine   M. Miller, ed. Oxford University Press   224-266

Finlay, B.L. (2007)   Endless minds most beautiful.   Developmental Science   10: 30-34

Syal, S. and Finlay, B.L. (2011) Thinking outside the cortex: Social motivation in the evolution and development of language. Developmental Science  14:  417-430