The Scientist

» brain evolution

Most Recent

image: Study: Diet Contributes to Brain Size

Study: Diet Contributes to Brain Size

By | March 30, 2017

The results of a historical primate behavior analysis suggest that species with fruit-filled diets evolved larger brains.

1 Comment

image: Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains

Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains

By | May 5, 2016

Humans burn calories faster than any other primate, researchers report.

1 Comment

image: To Retain a Brain

To Retain a Brain

By | January 1, 2016

Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.

1 Comment

image: Roos Are Mainly South Paws

Roos Are Mainly South Paws

By | June 22, 2015

A new study shows that kangaroos are predominantly left-handed.

2 Comments

image: Brain Expression

Brain Expression

By | August 1, 2012

Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.

4 Comments

image: A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

By | March 29, 2012

The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.

6 Comments

image: Brain Evolution at a Distance

Brain Evolution at a Distance

By | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
  2. Running on Empty
    Features Running on Empty

    Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

  3. Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study
  4. Identifying Predatory Publishers
AAAS