Adaptive priorities in brain development: theoretical comment on Pravosudov et al. (2005).

  title={Adaptive priorities in brain development: theoretical comment on Pravosudov et al. (2005).},
  author={Stephen Nowicki and William A Searcy},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={119 5},
V. V. Pravosudov, P. Lavenex, and A. Omanska (2005) reported that undernutrition in the first few weeks’ posthatching leads to lower mean hippocampus volumes in adult Western scrub jays (Aphelocoma californica) and to poorer performance on spatial memory tasks. Together with prior work on the effects of poor nutrition on the development of the song system in songbirds, these results fit reasonably well with the view that natural selection determines priorities for investment in the development… CONTINUE READING
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