[MARMAM] New article - A Bigger, Better Brain

Maddalena Bearzi mbearzi at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 14 11:14:31 PDT 2010


Dear Colleagues,

This is to announce a new feature article in the current issue of American
Scientist entitled "A Bigger, Better Brain² (M. Bearzi and C. Stanford)

Observations of animals as different as chimpanzees and dolphins are
producing evidence of parallel types of intelligence in both, despite their
vastly different morphology and native environments. One thing they have in
common are uncommonly large brains when compared to their body sizes, a
trait that is even more extreme in humans. The authors argue that these
observations suggest that convergent evolution may have played a role in the
development of humanlike intelligence in more than one recent evolutionary
lineage.

The article is available on the journal site:
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2010/5/a-bigger-better-brain


Regards,

Maddalena Bearzi

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Maddalena Bearzi, Ph.D.
Ocean Conservation Society, President
P.O. Box 12860
Marina del Rey, CA 90295 - USA
ph.310.8225205, fax 310.8225729
mbearzi at earthlink.net
http://www.oceanconservation.org



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