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Human-Specific Genes Implicated in Brain Size
Abby Olena | May 31, 2018
Three members of a gene family called
may have been involved in the evolution of humans’ big cortex.
Fossilized Brains Called into Question, Might be Microbes
Abby Olena | Apr 11, 2018
Authors of a new study suggest that 520-million-year-old structures, previously identified as the brains of ancient arthropods, are instead preserved microbial biofilms.
Study: Diet Contributes to Brain Size
Diana Kwon | Mar 29, 2017
The results of a historical primate behavior analysis suggest that species with fruit-filled diets evolved larger brains.
Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains
Tanya Lewis | May 5, 2016
Humans burn calories faster than any other primate, researchers report.
To Retain a Brain
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2015
A new study shows that kangaroos are predominantly left-handed.
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
A Beautiful Mind
Megan Scudellari | Mar 29, 2012
The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.
Brain Evolution at a Distance
Hannah Waters | Dec 6, 2011
Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.