Secret to intelligence in parrots revealed

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Neuroscientists have identified the neural circuit that may underlay intelligence in birds, according to a new study. The discovery is an example of convergent evolution between the brains of birds and primates, with the potential to provide insight into the neural basis of human intelligence.

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Cristián Gutiérrez-Ibáñez, Andrew N. Iwaniuk, Douglas R. Wylie. Parrots have evolved a primate-like telencephalic-midbrain-cerebellar circuit. Scientific Reports, 2018; 8 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-28301-4

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