Dating video dinosaur brains
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Their close examination of the brain revealed similarities with modern-day descendants of dinosaurs, such as crocodiles and birds, and also found that it appeared to be pressed against the skull.
Preserved soft tissues of vertebrates and terrestrial organisms are extremely rare in the fossil record.
And brain tissue is some of the least commonly preserved soft tissue – mostly because fossilised brains are very rare and easily broken down." data-reactid="27"Preserved soft tissues of vertebrates and terrestrial organisms are extremely rare in the fossil record.
This is in contrast to typical reptiles, whose sausage-shaped brains sit inside a dense pillow of blood vessels and sinuses and only take up around half of the cranial cavity.
This raises the possibility that some dinosaurs had larger brains than we thought, but the researchers say it is more probable that when the dinosaur came down to rest that final time, its overturned head partnered with gravity to press its brain against the roof of the skull.