Brain size predicts the success of mammal species introduced into novel environments.

@article{Sol2008BrainSP,
  title={Brain size predicts the success of mammal species introduced into novel environments.},
  author={Daniel Sol and Sven Bacher and Simon M. Reader and Louis Lefebvre},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2008},
  volume={172 Suppl 1},
  pages={S63-71}
}
Large brains, relative to body size, can confer advantages to individuals in the form of behavioral flexibility. Such enhanced behavioral flexibility is predicted to carry fitness benefits to individuals facing novel or altered environmental conditions, a theory known as the brain size-environmental change hypothesis. Here, we provide the first empirical… CONTINUE READING