Note: This article originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of Behavior Analysis Quarterly, Vol. By Benjamin N. Witts, PhD, BCBA-D St. Cloud State University Background Being a behavior analyst is not an easy job. At least, it’s not.
Urban living makes critters smarter. As Snell-Rood and colleagues describe in an August 21 Proceedings of the Royal Society B article, museum specimens gathered across the 20th century show that Minnesota’s urbanized small mammals — shrews and voles, bats and squirrels, mice and gophers — experienced a jump in brain size compared to rural mammals.