Magical thinking and believing in destined love may have evolved as a way to keep couples together and promote childbirth and rearing, researchers say.
Study suggests the evolutionary acquisition of language was driven by primary improvements in voluntary imagination, rather than speech apparatus.
Researchers shed new light on how the human brain evolved to be language-ready. Compared to the brains of chimps, the patterns of connections of language areas in the human brain expanded more than was previously thought.
Researchers argue those with dyslexia are specialized to explore the unknown. This explorative bias has an evolutionary basis that plays a crucial role in human survival.
The origin of the axon differs between primates and non-primates in the architecture of neurons, a new study reports.
Study sheds new light on the genetics underlying possible social differences between modern humans, our ancestors, and other primate species.
The more popular a baby's name becomes, the less likely the next generation of parents will use it. The same goes for dog breeds and the decline in popularity of specific breeds from one generation of owners to the next.
How the human brain processes information differs from the brains of other primates. This may help explain why human cognitive abilities are superior to other animals.
Physical stress responses such as nail-biting or fidgeting may have evolved to show we are in a weakened state, prompting others to act more positively toward us.
Bipedalism dramatically reshaped the hominin pelvis into a real birth canal. Researchers report Australopithecus had complex birth patterns compared to Great Apes and were likely to have practiced co-operative breeding.