Street smarts and city slime give urban birds advantages over their country cousins.
Globe skimmer dragonflies migrate more than 15,000 kilometers, breeding with the locals as they travel and creating an interrelated global population. A dragonfly from Japan may have more in common with Guyanese dragonflies, genetically speaking, than its own Japanese cousins...
People who perceive a ball as an easier target are better at hitting it.
Unexpected things prime our brains to work a little harder.