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Posts tagged brain size

October 5, 2018


How Humans Got Big Brains

The human brain is seven times larger than expected for our body size.

September 4, 2018


Neanderthal Brains

Early modern human brains were different in one particular way that might have given them a big advantage over Neanderthals.

June 27, 2017


Scientists were somewhat surprised to find that birds in harsh and unpredictable climates had the largest brains.

Surviving Climate Change

What attribute do birds need to live in harsh, unpredictable climates?

May 12, 2016


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Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

June 18, 2015



Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

September 22, 2014



Show Some Self control

Scientists discover that species with bigger brains are better at self control and problem solving.

December 25, 2013


The city's a complicated place. Squirrels need all the brain power they can get to survive.

Building Bigger Brains

Our presence could be causing the brains of non-human animals to grow.

August 7, 2007


Giving Neanderthal a Hand

Were Neanderthals right or left handed? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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