Behavioral and Brain Sciences



open peer commentary

developmental systems, evolutionarily stable strategies, and population laterality


michael b. casey a1
a1 department of psychology, the college of wooster, wooster, oh 44691 [email protected]

Abstract

multiple endogenous and exogenous prenatal influences interact to form a system that induces the development of individual lateralization across a range of perceptual and motor abilities in precocial birds. as these influences are nearly invariant for all species members, they produce a phylogenetic influence that creates high levels of population laterality and social cohesion in the postnatal state.




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