Memory and Hippocampal Specialization in Food-Storing Birds: Challenges for Research on Comparative Cognition

@article{Shettleworth2003MemoryAH,
  title={Memory and Hippocampal Specialization in Food-Storing Birds: Challenges for Research on Comparative Cognition},
  author={Sara J. Shettleworth},
  journal={Brain, Behavior and Evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={62},
  pages={108 - 116}
}
  • S. Shettleworth
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Brain, Behavior and Evolution
The three-way association among food-storing behavior, spatial memory, and hippocampal enlargement in some species of birds is widely cited as an example of a new ‘cognitive ecology’ or ‘neuroecology.’ Whether this relationship is as strong as it first appears and whether it might be evidence for an adaptive specialization of memory and hippocampus in food-storers have recently been the subject of some controversy [Bolhuis and Macphail, 2001; Macphail and Bolhuis, 2001]. These critiques are… 
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