Comparing fMRI scans of human brains and those of rhesus monkeys, researchers believe they have new evidence which proves humans have unique cortical brain networks.
Linguistics and biology researchers propose a new theory on the deep roots of human speech. A new study suggests human language is a grafting of two communication forms found elsewhere in the animal kingdom: first, the elaborate songs of birds, and second, the more utilitarian, information-bearing types of expression seen in a diversity of other animals.
New research has shed light on the evolutionary origin of the head.Researchers showed that in a simple, brainless sea anemone, the same genes that control head development in higher animals regulate the development of the front end of the swimming larvae.
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Simulating 25,000 generations of evolution within computers, researchers discover why biological networks tend to be organized as modules, a finding that will lead to a deeper understanding of the evolution of complexity.
CT scans of fossilized primate skulls or skull fragments from both the Old and New Worlds may shed light on...
Large brains have been correlated with longevity in some animals. Despite many problems created by large brains such as energy consumption and birthing difficulties, species with large brains have been shown to live longer than those with smaller brains.