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Re: Lizard brainy as a bird

I saw this presented as SICB earlier this year. What the news article doesn't 
talk about was that the anoles were presented with the problem only once per 
day (or week, I can't quite remember), and yet they were still able to catch on 
to the proper solution in under six trials. It was pretty mind boggling. 
Especially the last slide of the presentation which showed the entire brain of 
an _Anolis_ resting comfortably on a penny (with room to spare). 

Another nail in the EQ coffin.



"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types 
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer

----- Original Message -----
> From: "bh480@scn.org" <bh480@scn.org>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:18 PM
> Subject: Lizard brainy as a bird
> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
> The technical article has not been posted yet on the Biology Letters
> website but here are a couple of links to news stories. The idea that
> “reptiles” (including dinosaurs) are by nature dim-witted is again debunked.
> Story with video:
> http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20678-smart-lizard-solves-a-problem-it
> s-never-seen-before.html
> http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-07/du-blp070611.php
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