Relative brain size and basal metabolic rate in terrestrial vertebrates

@article{Martin1981RelativeBS,
  title={Relative brain size and basal metabolic rate in terrestrial vertebrates},
  author={Robert Denis Martin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1981},
  volume={293},
  pages={57-60}
}
Studies of the relationship between brain size and body size in terrestrial verteberates have a long history1–4. Demonstrations of regular relationships between brain and body size across species within selected vertebrate groups serve two purposes: (1) in comparison of species of different body size, empirically recognized ‘scaling effects’ can be taken into account; (2) empirical relationships may suggest useful working hypotheses regarding functional constraints (although they cannot… CONTINUE READING
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