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 mcasey@wooster.edu

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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