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Understanding primate brain evolution

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We present a detailed reanalysis of the comparative brain data for primates, and develop a model using path analysis that seeks to present the co-evolution of primate brain (neocortex) and sociality within a broader ecological and lifehistory framework. We show that body size, BMR and lifehistory act as constraints on brain evolution, and through this influence the coevolution of neocortex size and group size. However, they do not determine either of these variables, which appear to be locke...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1098/rstb.2006.2001

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Institution:
University of Liverpool
Department:
British Academy Centenary Research Project,School of Biological Sciences
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Institution:
University of Liverpool
Department:
British Academy Centenary Research Project,School of Biological Sciences
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Publisher:
The Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
362
Issue:
1480
Pages:
649-658
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
URN:
uuid:ae2735a2-c2c5-4f8a-be9e-423a0f717b39
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ora:2733

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