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Two new bird-brain studies show why birds are so smart by Grant Currin
- Ackerman, J. (2016). The Genius of Birds. United States: Penguin Publishing Group.
- Tracing cerebral cortex evolution. (2018). Max-Planck-Gesellschaft; www.MPG.de. https://www.mpg.de/12027342/molecular-atlas-reptile-brain
- Suzana Herculano-Houzel. (2020). Birds do have a brain cortex—and think. Science, 369(6511), 1567–1568. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abe0536
- Stacho, M., Herold, C., Rook, N., Hermann Wagner, Axer, M., Katrin Amunts, & Onur Güntürkün. (2020). A cortex-like canonical circuit in the avian forebrain. Science, 369(6511). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abc5534
- Nieder, A., Lysann Wagener, & Rinnert, P. (2020). A neural correlate of sensory consciousness in a corvid bird. Science, 369(6511), 1626–1629. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abb1447
Additional resources from science writer John Tierney:
- Pick up "The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It" on Amazon
- John Tierney on Twitter
- John Tierney on the New York Times
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