Bird Neurons Use Three Times Less Glucose Than Mammalian Neurons


Summary: Neurons in the brains of birds are more energy efficient than in mammalian brains. Source: Cell Press Birds have impressive cognitive abilities and show a high level of intelligence. Compared to mammals of about the same size, the brains of birds also contain many more neurons. Now a new study reported in Current Biology on September 8 helps to explain how birds can afford to maintai...

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