News and research highlights from the department "Evolution of Sensory and Physiological Systems"

Portrait photography Maude Baldwin.

Eighth department at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence will investigate the evolution of sensory and physiological systems  more

Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

Woodpeckers taste sweet, but wrynecks—unusual woodpeckers that specialize on ants—lost the ability to taste sugars more

Songbirds like it sweet

Songbird ancestors evolved a new way to taste sugar more

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