Cracking Down on Complexity in the Evolving Brain

Jessica C. Burkhart, Sarah R. Heilbronner

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Louail et al. analyzed the brains of five primate species to determine factors driving size differences. In addition to analyzing the volume of the whole brain, they considered specific brain regions. In doing so, they linked the size of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex with foraging complexity across species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-910
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2019


  • decision-making
  • foraging
  • prefrontal cortex
  • primate
  • social

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