Life history costs and benefits of encephalization: a comparative test using data from long-term studies of primates in the wild.

@article{Barrickman2008LifeHC,
  title={Life history costs and benefits of encephalization: a comparative test using data from long-term studies of primates in the wild.},
  author={Nancy L. Barrickman and Meredith L. Bastian and Karin Isler and Carel P Van schaik},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={568-90}
}
The correlation between brain size and life history has been investigated in many previous studies, and several viable explanations have been proposed. However, the results of these studies are often at odds, causing uncertainties about whether these two character complexes underwent correlated evolution. These disparities could arise from the mixture of wild and captive values in the datasets, potentially obscuring real relationships, and from differences in the methods of controlling for… CONTINUE READING
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