Our sensory and motor systems are vastly more complex, and therefore unique. When we speak of systems we include cortical organisation so it’s not “except the neocortex” but more like “because of the neocortex”.

The following article describes “the evolution of the complex sensory and motor systems of the human brain” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2349093/ and the changes which took place from early mammals, the immediate ancestors of primates such as tree shrews, early primates, early apes and hominin ancestors, to arrive at present day humans.

Sensory domain allocation is also a point of uniqueness when looking at differences in the mammalian neocortex https://www.pnas.org/content/109/Supplement_1/10647

Thank you for your feedback on a potentially confusing sentence :) Perhaps if I change the line to “the most complex nervous system, brain (with 100 billion neurons and over 200 cortical areas), and sensory and motor systems of any creature on earth” it will be clearer?

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