Brains, lifestyles and cognition: are there general trends?

@article{Lefebvre2008BrainsLA,
  title={Brains, lifestyles and cognition: are there general trends?},
  author={Louis Lefebvre and Daniel Sol},
  journal={Brain, behavior and evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={135-44}
}
Comparative and experimental approaches to cognition in different animal taxa suggest some degree of convergent evolution. Similar cognitive trends associated with similar lifestyles (sociality, generalism, new habitats) are seen in taxa that are phylogenetically distant and possess remarkably different brains. Many cognitive measures show positive intercorrelations at the inter-individual and inter-taxon level, suggesting some degree of general intelligence. Ecological principles like the… CONTINUE READING

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