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Re: Brain size in fossil/extant mammals linked to sociality

On Sun, 28 Nov 2010, GUY LEAHY wrote:

If I recall correctly, some of the largest "bird-brains" are seen in corvids, 
clearly fit the definition of "social"... ;-)


Um  - that links to an article on obesity.

So you mean this one?


Dogs Have Bigger Brains Than Cats Because They Are More Sociable, Research Finds
They find that there is wide variation in patterns of brain growth across different groups of mammals and they have discovered that not all mammal groups have larger brains, suggesting that social animals needed to think more.