Brain lateralization is hypothesized to improve the efficiency of information processing. Here, we found that some Myrmeleon bore antlion larvae showed individual asymmetry in righting from a supine to normal position over one side of their body, which can be considered a reflection of greater brain lateralization. We demonstrated that these behaviourally asymmetrical individuals showed improved learning abilities, providing novel evidence that brain lateralization leads to beneficial effects on cognitive functions.
Electronic supplementary material is available online at https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3664537.
- Received October 5, 2016.
- Accepted January 6, 2017.
- © 2017 The Author(s)
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