Paul R Manger

Summary

Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. Manger P. An examination of cetacean brain structure with a novel hypothesis correlating thermogenesis to the evolution of a big brain. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2006;81:293-338 pubmed
    ..These observations provide an alternative to the widely held belief of a correlation between brain size and intelligence in cetaceans...
  2. Manger P, Fahringer H, Pettigrew J, Siegel J. The distribution and morphological characteristics of cholinergic cells in the brain of monotremes as revealed by ChAT immunohistochemistry. Brain Behav Evol. 2002;60:275-97 pubmed
    ..This hiatus might be functionally related to the phenomenology of monotreme sleep and to the ontogeny of sleep in mammals, as juvenile placental mammals exhibit a similar combination of sleep elements to that found in adult monotremes...
  3. Manger P, Fahringer H, Pettigrew J, Siegel J. The distribution and morphological characteristics of catecholaminergic cells in the brain of monotremes as revealed by tyrosine hydroxylase immunohistochemistry. Brain Behav Evol. 2002;60:298-314 pubmed
    ..The similarity of this system across mammalian and amniote species underlines the evolutionary conservatism of the catecholaminergic system...
  4. Manger P, Fahringer H, Pettigrew J, Siegel J. The distribution and morphological characteristics of serotonergic cells in the brain of monotremes. Brain Behav Evol. 2002;60:315-32 pubmed
    ..The results of our study are compared in an evolutionary context with those reported for other mammals and reptiles...