Socially induced brain development in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Halictidae).

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Changes in the relative size of brain regions are often dependent on experience and environmental stimulation, which includes an animal's social environment. Some studies suggest that social interactions are cognitively demanding, and have examined predictions that the evolution of sociality led to the evolution of larger brains. Previous studies have… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0269

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