Social Fish And Single Mothers: Brain Evolution In African C

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Social Fish And Single Mothers: Brain Evolution In African C

Post by Lisachromis » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:28 am

Social Fish And Single Mothers: Brain Evolution In African Cichlids

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/121534.php
Our results show that diet and parental care have had an important influence on total brain size. Moreover, by analyzing males and females separately, we show that females caring for offspring alone have larger brains than females sharing care with their partner.
Can't read the whole article since you have to be a member, but maybe someone here is and can get us this article? It sounds interesting.

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Re: Social Fish And Single Mothers: Brain Evolution In African C

Post by James Shingler » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:06 am

Another case of suggesting correlation implies causation?
Abstract only unless you pay or have a publishers deal here.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1879 ... t=Abstract

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Re: Social Fish And Single Mothers: Brain Evolution In African C

Post by Bojan Dolenc » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:04 am

Change in habit, producing change of function, is the main cause of the production of change in living structure. F. Wood Jones (1953) Trends of life

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