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The enigmatic origins of the human brain – Science

Tracking the emergence of humanlike cerebral features in the hominin fossil record could provide evidence of the timing and process of brain changes and offer a…

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Virtual fillings of the braincases of early Homo from Dmanisi, Georgia, are shown in turquoise. Their structures provide new insights into human brain evolution 1.8 million years ago.
IMAGE: M. PONCE DE LEÓN AND CH. ZOLLIKOFER/UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
Tracking the emergence of humanlike cerebral features in the hominin fossil record could provide evidence of the timing and process of brain changes and offer a glimpse into the behavior of our ancestors and relatives. Because brain tissues rarely fossilize,…

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