Digest: A synergistic approach explains the evolutionary connection between brain size and longevity*

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Abstract

The cognitive buffer hypothesis poses that brain size evolves to buffer individuals from environmental changes, increasing survival. Jiménez-Ortega et al. (2020) explored this hypothesis using a phylogenetic path analysis and showed that there is a direct causal link between brain size and longevity in birds, even when allometric effects are taken into account. Furthermore, a synergistic model was better supported than models that included independent effects of brain size and body size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2743-2745
Number of pages3
JournalEvolution
Volume74
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Evolutionary Biology

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