A big brain might seem like a good thing, but they can actually be a liability.
The human brain is seven times larger than expected for our body size.
Early modern human brains were different in one particular way that might have given them a big advantage over Neanderthals.
The human brain is pretty big compared to the brains of most other mammals. For example, a mouse brain weighs about 400 milligrams, while a human brain weighs nearly 1.5 million milligrams! And so, you may assume that, in the fetal stage, human brains develop from more starting material compared to the brain of a […]
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Researchers are studying the ways pregnancy can change a woman's brain.
Neuroscientists are studying the way people's political beliefs are related to how they express their emotions.
Our brains aren't just three times bigger than our ancestor's brains.
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