Adaptation of brain regions to habitat complexity: a comparative analysis in bats (Chiroptera).

  title={Adaptation of brain regions to habitat complexity: a comparative analysis in bats (Chiroptera).},
  author={Kamran Safi and Dina K N Dechmann},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={272 1559},
Vertebrate brains are organized in modules which process information from sensory inputs selectively. Therefore they are probably under different evolutionary pressures. We investigated the impact of environmental influences on specific brain centres in bats. We showed in a phylogenetically independent contrast analysis that the wing area of a species corrected for body size correlated with estimates of habitat complexity. We subsequently compared wing area, as an indirect measure of habitat… CONTINUE READING

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