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Fish step aerobics

Some fish physiologists study air-gulping, amphibious species that spend part of their life on land, to see if they have cognitive advantages over other fish. Their finding that these fish learn to navigate mazes more quickly suggests that living on land—with its great variety of environments—may help drive spatial learning and evolutionary success.


In our work at SciLine, we run into an amazing diversity of scientists driven by curiosity to understand the fascinating world in which we live. Each week we highlight a topic you might be surprised or delighted to know is the subject of scientific scrutiny.

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