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Brain Behav Evol (2021) 95 (6): 287–301.
Published Online: 27 May 2021
...Julia Mehlhorn; Svenja Caspers The avian class is characterized by particularly strong variability in their domesticated species. With more than 250 breeds and highly efficient commercial lines, domestic chickens represent the outcome of a really long period of artificial selection. One...
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Brain Behav Evol (2017) 89 (3): 162–184.
Published Online: 03 May 2017
... evolutionary history, and led to our distinctive mode of cognition, which includes language skills. In this paper we explore this hypothesis, focusing on the self-domestication of the human species. This has been claimed to account for many human-specific distinctive traits, including aspects of our behavior...
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Brain Behav Evol (1993) 41 (6): 303–315.
Published Online: 17 January 2008
... with domestication as well as with cageing of individuals and with postnatal and seasonal size changes known from some soricid species as the so-called Dehnel phenomenon. 17 1 2008 © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel 1993 Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer Copyright: All rights reserved. No part...
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Brain Behav Evol (1995) 45 (5): 286–300.
Published Online: 15 January 2008
...Peter Ebinger The sizes and histological differentiation of structures in the central nervous system of wild and domestic ducks were compared using allometric methods. Whole brain volume is 14.3% less in domestic ducks than in wild birds, and the size of certain brain structures is more variable...
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Brain Behav Evol (2005) 67 (1): 39–52.
Published Online: 14 December 2005
...Jonathan M. Shupe; Deborah M. Kristan; Steven N. Austad; Deborah L. Stenkamp Evolutionary effects of domestication have been demonstrated for several body systems, including the eye, and for several vertebrate species, including the mouse. Given the importance of the laboratory mouse to vision...
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Brain Behav Evol (2004) 63 (3): 125–140.
Published Online: 18 March 2004
... at the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (Miocene-Pliocene boundary, 5.2 Mya). The changes in the central nervous system of Myotragus parallel the pattern reported for domesticated animals, in which decrease in relative brain size is accompanied by a decrease in the relative size of their sense organs. We...
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Brain Behav Evol (2003) 61 (2): 59–69.
Published Online: 31 March 2003
...Gerd Rehkämper; Emriye Kart; Heiko D. Frahm; Christian W. Werner In 80 domestic chickens from 8 breeds, the volumes of 12 brain parts were identified as dimensions in a cluster analysis. Based on Euclidean metrics and the Ward algorithm at least 2 groups were found that are congruent...
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