Louis Lefebvre

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Brains, innovations, tools and cultural transmission in birds, non-human primates, and fossil hominins
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University Montreal, QC, Canada
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:245. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Primate encephalization
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Prog Brain Res 195:393-412. 2012
  3. pmc Taxonomic counts of cognition in the wild
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205, Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Biol Lett 7:631-3. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Brains, lifestyles and cognition: are there general trends?
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 72:135-44. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Brains, innovations and evolution in birds and primates
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quec, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 63:233-46. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Large brains and lengthened life history periods in Odontocetes
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 68:218-28. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Behavioral drive or behavioral inhibition in evolution: subspecific diversification in Holarctic passerines
    Daniel Sol
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    Evolution 59:2669-77. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Innovative foraging behaviour in birds: what characterizes an innovator?
    Sarah E Overington
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1B1 Canada
    Behav Processes 87:274-85. 2011
  9. doi request reprint A field test of behavioural flexibility in Zenaida doves (Zenaida aurita)
    Neeltje Janna Boogert
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Behav Processes 85:135-41. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Stealing of dunked food in Carib grackles (Quiscalus lugubris)
    Julie Morand-Ferron
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Processes 73:342-7. 2006

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Publications19

  1. pmc Brains, innovations, tools and cultural transmission in birds, non-human primates, and fossil hominins
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University Montreal, QC, Canada
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:245. 2013
    ..Finally, colonization of new areas may have accompanied increases in both brain size and innovativeness in hominins as they have in other mammals and in birds, potentially accelerating hominin evolution via behavioral drive...
  2. doi request reprint Primate encephalization
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Prog Brain Res 195:393-412. 2012
    ..Controversies remain on corrected or absolute measures of neural structure size, concerted versus mosaic evolution of brain parts and specialized versus domain-general brain structures and cognitive processes...
  3. pmc Taxonomic counts of cognition in the wild
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205, Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Biol Lett 7:631-3. 2011
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  4. doi request reprint Brains, lifestyles and cognition: are there general trends?
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 72:135-44. 2008
    ..From apes to birds, fish and beetles, a few common principles appear to have influenced the evolution of brains and cognition in widely divergent taxa...
  5. ncbi request reprint Brains, innovations and evolution in birds and primates
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quec, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 63:233-46. 2004
    ..Innovation rate provides a useful tool to quantify inter-taxon differences in cognition and to test classic hypotheses regarding the evolution of the brain...
  6. ncbi request reprint Large brains and lengthened life history periods in Odontocetes
    Louis Lefebvre
    Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Brain Behav Evol 68:218-28. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Behavioral drive or behavioral inhibition in evolution: subspecific diversification in Holarctic passerines
    Daniel Sol
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    Evolution 59:2669-77. 2005
    ..Thus, the results support the long-held, intuitive hypothesis that behavioral changes facilitate evolutionary diversification...
  8. doi request reprint Innovative foraging behaviour in birds: what characterizes an innovator?
    Sarah E Overington
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1B1 Canada
    Behav Processes 87:274-85. 2011
    ..Non-innovators often contacted the correct part of the apparatus, but did not persist in doing so. The importance of obstacle movement cues was confirmed by an experiment where they were manipulated...
  9. doi request reprint A field test of behavioural flexibility in Zenaida doves (Zenaida aurita)
    Neeltje Janna Boogert
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Behav Processes 85:135-41. 2010
    ..Our study presents a method to quantify intraspecific differences in behavioural flexibility in the field and relate these to individuals' physical and social traits...
  10. ncbi request reprint Stealing of dunked food in Carib grackles (Quiscalus lugubris)
    Julie Morand-Ferron
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Processes 73:342-7. 2006
    ..We suggest that costs like the ones incurred from theft might limit the profitability and frequency of tool and proto-tool food processing behaviours, creating a context where counter-strategies might be selected...
  11. ncbi request reprint Flexible expression of a food-processing behaviour: determinants of dunking rates in wild Carib grackles of Barbados
    Julie Morand-Ferron
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Processes 76:218-21. 2007
    ..These experiments confirm that dunking rates, like other proto-tool-like food-processing techniques, depend on the costs and benefits of the situation where they are used...
  12. pmc Brain size, innovative propensity and migratory behaviour in temperate Palaearctic birds
    Daniel Sol
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205, Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1 Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1433-41. 2005
    ..Therefore, species with greater foraging flexibility seem to be able to cope with seasonal environments better, while less flexible species are forced to become migratory...
  13. pmc Does foraging behaviour affect female mate preferences and pair formation in captive zebra finches?
    Neeltje J Boogert
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e14340. 2010
    ..We tested whether females would prefer males showing the same learned foraging technique as they had been exposed to as juveniles, or whether females would prefer males that showed a complementary foraging technique...
  14. ncbi request reprint Social learning and innovation are positively correlated in pigeons (Columba livia)
    Julie Bouchard
    Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205, Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1B1, Canada
    Anim Cogn 10:259-66. 2007
    ..Taken together with the comparative literature, the positive correlation between innovation and social learning suggests that the two abilities are not traded-off...
  15. ncbi request reprint Distraction sneakers decrease the expected level of aggression within groups: a game-theoretic model
    Frédérique Dubois
    Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Case Postale 8888 Succursale Centre ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada
    Am Nat 164:E32-45. 2004
    ....
  16. pmc Cetaceans have complex brains for complex cognition
    Lori Marino
    Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e139. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparing cognition across species
    Simon M Reader
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:411; author reply 412. 2005
  18. pmc Big brains, enhanced cognition, and response of birds to novel environments
    Daniel Sol
    Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, E 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5460-5. 2005
    ..These findings provide strong evidence for the hypothesis that enlarged brains function, and hence may have evolved, to deal with changes in the environment...
  19. pmc Big-brained birds survive better in nature
    Daniel Sol
    CREAF Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
    Proc Biol Sci 274:763-9. 2007
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