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Can woodpecker's brains be damaged by pecking?

A woodpecker’s brain takes a big hit with every peck against a tree. Yet the animals don’t get brain damage. A team of scientists says the reason is the brain’s very small size.

NPR’s Jon Hamilton has the report.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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