Learn about two new neuroscience studies that show why birds are so dang smart. Then science writer John Tierney will talk negativity bias and how you can use it to your own benefit.
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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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