Cephalization - definition of cephalization by The Free Dictionary
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An evolutionary trend in the animal kingdom toward centralization of neural and sensory organs in the head or anterior region of the body.
cephalization (ˌsɛfəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or
(Zoology) (in the evolution of animals) development of a head by the concentration of feeding and sensory organs and nervous tissue at the anterior end
ceph•a•li•za•tion (ˌsɛf ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən)
a tendency in animal evolution to localization of important organs or parts in or near the head.
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If we can safely assert that artistic/literary/musical production has congregated in historical and modern urban centers, we can deduce that it is partly as a result of the inevitable geographies of cultural cephalization
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