Computer tomography reveals modern human brain structures only originated between 1.5 to 1.7 million years ago in African Homo populations.
Study looks at the evolutionary development of the human brain.
Researchers have uncovered how a change in the PTBP1 protein can spur the creation of neurons. They propose this change could have fuelled the evolution of the human brain.
A European team of scientists have built the first atlas of white-matter microstructure in the human brain.
Scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science reported that human brains share a consistent genetic blueprint and possess enormous biochemical complexity. The findings stem from the first deep and large-scale analysis of the vast data set publicly available in the Allen Human Brain Atlas.
Extra copy of brain-development gene allowed neurons to migrate farther and develop more connections; findings may offer clue to autism...