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家畜犬種間の神経解剖学的な有意な差異

Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds | The Journal of Neuroscience

Humans have bred different lineages of domestic dogs for different tasks such as hunting, herding, guarding, or companionship. These behavioral differences must be the result of underlying neural differences, but surprisingly, this topic has gone largely unexplored. The current study examined whether and how selective breeding by humans has altered the gross organization of the brain in dogs. We assessed regional volumetric variation in MRI studies of 62 male and female dogs of 33 breeds. Neuroanatomical variation is plainly visible across breeds. This variation is distributed nonrandomly across the brain.Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds | The Journal of Neuroscience