Snakes on a Visual Plane (The Scientist)

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The ScientistIn a story about a study providing evidence that snakes played a significant role in the evolutionary history of primates, The Scientist magazine turns for comment to Dartmouth’s Seth Dobson, an assistant professor of anthropology.

Dobson, who was not involved in the study, tells The Scientist that the research “is the first evidence of snake-selective neurons in the primate brain that I’m aware of.  And it provides some of the strongest support for the general idea that predation has been a major factor shaping primate evolution.”

Read the full story, published 10/28/13 by The Scientist.