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Big eyes but diminished brain power: Night-time activity makes its mark on fish brains

Frankfurt/ Germany, 07/06/2018. An international team, among them researchers of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, has discovered that despite having massive eyes, nocturnal fish have less brain tissue devoted to processing visual stimuli. The study sheds new light on how animals’ circadian rhythms have shaped vertebrate brains, and was published recently in the “Journal of Evolutionary Biology”.

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