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Plasticity and the relationship between behavior and brain development

Plasticity in brain development has evolved in many independent taxa, suggesting advantages in the investment of specific neural structures in a changing environment. Using the primitively eusocial wasp Mischocyttarus mexicanus, where females form solitary or group nests, we are investigating how differential investment in neural structures is influenced by changes in environmental factors and social interactions among colony members.

Mischo Brain
 
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