A number of animal species collect and store food for later consumption. Many of these species hide individual food items in different locations, a behaviour called "scatter hoarding". The study
of these species has, over the past 30 years, provided new insights into a range of scientific disciplines: from the study of plant dispersal to the study of how and why the brain generates new nerve cells in adulthood.
In Integrative ecology, psychology and neurobiology within a food-hoarding paradigm, a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B, world experts in the field summarize the contributions made to science by the study of food-hoarding behaviour.
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