Dr Ben Ashton: Birds brains - the causes and consequences of individual variation in cognition: a case study on the Australian magpie

Radolfzell Seminar Series

  • Date: Oct 22, 2021
  • Time: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Speaker: Dr Ben Ashton
  • Room: Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: cavolio@ab.mpg.de
Dr Ben Ashton: Birds brains - the causes and consequences of individual variation in cognition: a case study on the Australian magpie
Cognitive evolution is one of the most hotly debated topics in biology, with considerable uncertainty remaining about the likely drivers. The predominant hypotheses for cognitive evolution typically emphasise the importance of either non-social ecological factors or social factors, but findings are contradictory and contentious. Using a long-term study population of Australian magpies, I investigate the causes and consequences of individual variation in cognitive performance
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