Brain Evolution Triggers Increased Diversification of Electric Fishes

@article{Carlson2011BrainET,
  title={Brain Evolution Triggers Increased Diversification of Electric Fishes},
  author={B. Carlson and Saad M. Hasan and M. Hollmann and Derek B Miller and L. Harmon and M. Arnegard},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={332},
  pages={583 - 586}
}
Evolution of the perceptual abilities of mormyrid electric fishes increased signal variation and species diversification. Communication can contribute to the evolution of biodiversity by promoting speciation and reinforcing reproductive isolation between existing species. The evolution of species-specific signals depends on the ability of individuals to detect signal variation, which in turn relies on the capability of the brain to process signal information. Here, we show that evolutionary… Expand
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