Brain scaling in mammals

A recent paper by Boddy and colleagues provides an excellent and updated review on encephalization in mammals. Theories and methodologies are introduced and compared, and a sample of 630 living species is used to evaluate encephalization according to phylogeny. The allometric scaling of brain and body size is discussed in extant and extinct taxa. On the same issue, have also a look to this paper by David Alba on encephalization and intelligence, with relevant methodological cues.

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