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Cavefish Brains Point Way to Understanding the Evolution of Behavior

News   Sep 17, 2020 | Original story from Florida Atlantic University

 
Cavefish Brains Point Way to Understanding the Evolution of Behavior

Scientists are the first to identify large-scale differences between surface fish and cavefish populations of A. mexicanus, as well as between different populations of cavefish. They used whole-brain imaging of circuits associated with sleep and feeding and whole-brain pERK neural activity imaging, which reveals altered landscape of brain activity. Credit: Florida Atlantic University

 
 
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