We had the great pleasure to welcome Prof. Dr. Nina Patzke from the Hokkaido University Japan at our lab. She is investigating the evolution of the brain across many different mammalian species. Here in Bochum, she was giving an interesting talk about new insight on cetacean (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) brain neuroanatomy, that may help to clarify our understanding of the evolution of large brains. Besides the size and shape of the brain, she is very interested in structural analysis revealing e.g. neuron densities of specific areas or the general representation of areas in the brain. Thanks a lot, Nina for all the interesting discussions and the insightful talk! More info about her research can be found here.