Bird brains: does absolute size matter?

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Kabadayi and colleagues (Royal Society Open Science, 3, 160104-7, 2016) recently showed that among birds, absolute brain size predicts performance on a motor self- control task thought to be important for cognition. However, birds performed at an equivalent level to much larger-brained primates, opening up the debate about brain size and cognition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1–2
JournalLearning & Behavior
Issue number1
Early online date23 Sept 2016
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


  • Cognitive ethology
  • Comparative cognition
  • Brain size
  • Birds
  • Self-regulation


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