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Experimental mosaic brain evolution improves main executive function abilities in the guppy

Zegni Triki, Stephanie Fong, Mirjam Amcoff, et al.

Published: 2022-09-21
Subjects: Behavioral Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Life Sciences, Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Executive functions are a set of cognitive control processes required for optimizing goal- directed behaviour. Despite more than two centuries of research on executive functions, both in humans and nonhuman animal species, there is still a knowledge gap of what constitutes the mechanistic basis of evolutionary variation in executive function abilities. Here we show experimentally that changes in [...]

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