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Do insect societies share brain power?

June 17, 2015

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The cooperative or integrative aspects of insect colonies such as information sharing among colony mates can reduce the need for individual cognition in these societies, a new study suggests. Researchers compared social vs. solitary wasp species and found evidence that social brain evolution could be dramatically different in insects than in vertebrates--where complex societies require bigger brains.Full Story

Drexel University

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