- 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.
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