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Dinosaurs, Brains, and 'Progressive Evolution'

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Would dinosaurs have reached human-like intellect had the K-T extinction (an asteroid impact near the Yucatan peninsula) not occurred? One researcher believes so, and he believes that a dinosaur called the troodon would have evolved into a bipedal, human-like being. 1,810 more words

Evolution

Traumatic Brain Injury and IQ

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What is the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and IQ? Does IQ decrease? Stay the same? Increase? A few studies have looked at the relationship between TBI and IQ, and the results may be quite surprising to some. 1,950 more words

Evolution

Mutatis Mutandis

For some reason, I am drawn to articles about brains. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older and realize they don’t stock a lot of the original parts anymore. 1,088 more words

The Homing Signal in Your Brain Revealed!

No matter where I’ve been in the wilds I have never gotten lost. Sound strange? I’m not the only one! Be it in wilds that I know or that I don’t know I’ve always known what direction to go to get back to my starting point or wherever I wanted to go and this is what we might call our “internal compass” at work and there is scientific proof for such an ability. 569 more words

Medicine & Health

Why My Brain Size is Different from Yours: Biological Sex as a Factor

I do brain outreach with children, meaning I go around to elementary and middle schools and teach about brain health, anatomy, and function. Without fail, someone always asks me about why some of the human brains we bring (donated to the university pre-mortem for the purposes of education) were smaller than others. 1,501 more words

Our Vampiric Brains

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Much has been written in the scientific literature on our brain size increase, which has doubled in the timespan of about 3 million years. 1,113 more words

Evolution

Our Shrinking Brains: Are we devolving?

The human (Homo sapien sapien) brain has been shrinking! Don’t get to alarmed however as it’s been shrinking, reportedly, since the Stone Age! In fact, since the Stone Age there have been many changes in our skeletal features and brains. 1,519 more words

Evolution