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EQUAL BRAIN SIZE

In the table below all of the animals now have the same brain sizes. What happens now??? If we make all brain sizes equal, will we see any difference between the animals? Remember we are not concerned with body size anymore because we have controlled for body size and now simply made all brains the same size. Does this mean that from now on these animals would act the same, walk the same, eat the same things, behave the same ways?
human brain
Human
baboon brain
Baboon
monkey brain
Monkey
camel brain
Camel
dolphin brain
Dolphin
kangaroo brain
Kangaroo
cat brain
Cat
raccoon brain
Raccoon
rabbit brain
Rabbit
squirrel brain
Squirrel
frog
Frog

Do you notice any differences now that size is equal??


No, not really... they're all the same to me

Yes- I see some differences

Huh? Can we start over?




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