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The benefit of evolving a larger brain: big-brained guppies perform better in a cognitive task
Uppsala universitet, Zooekologi.
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2013 (English)In: Animal Behaviour, ISSN 0003-3472, E-ISSN 1095-8282, Vol. 86, no 4, e4-e6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We previously selected for large and small brain size in guppies. Large-brained females outperformed small-brained females in a learning task. Healy and Rowe challenged our interpretations of larger brains = better learning. Here we argue why we think they are mistaken.

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2013. Vol. 86, no 4, e4-e6 p.
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personality, guppy, Poecilia reticulate, cognition, Brain size
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114047DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.07.011PubMedID: 24109149OAI: diva2:789216
Available from: 2015-02-18 Created: 2015-02-18 Last updated: 2015-05-27Bibliographically approved

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