The cerebellum underwent evolutionary changes that may have contributed to the development of language, culture, and tool use in humans, a new study reveals.
Researchers report modern humans who carry particular Neanderthal DNA fragments have slightly less rounded heads. The findings shed light on the evolution of modern brain shape and function.
A new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution reveals turtle brains have evolved slowly, but constantly, over the last 210 million years. The study also reveals the first turtles with fully formed shells were more likely to have lived on land, not in the water.
Researchers have created a map of gene regulation in human cortical neurogenesis. The study reveals a number of factors that govern brain growth and the development of some brain disorders.
UT Southwestern researchers discover a gene implicated in circadian rhythm may also play a vital role in regulating genes important for our brain evolution.
Yale researchers report the human brain contains some distinct patterns that mark our evolution and could contribute to our cognitive abilities.
A new center headed by neurobiologists at Harvard is looking to unravel some long standing mysteries of the human brain. Researchers, backed by a $10 million grant, hope to shed light on brain development, evolution and human behavior. The funding will allow researchers to use ancient DNA to track frequency of genetic changes and provide a better understanding of the nature of human adaptation.
Researchers map the genes of a unique group of neural stem cells that appear to generate most of the neurons in the cerebral cortex.
Researchers discover specific neurons in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys respond to images of snakes.
Researchers find the differences in primate brains can be explained as a consequence of the same genetic program.
A new study indicates early hominids developed dexterity and the ability to use tools before the development of bipedal locomotion.