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
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It has been frequently pondered why humans have become the dominating animal species. Amongst the answers which have been punted are the human capacity to use hands, the “reasoning” which allow the use of instruments and the “superior intellectual capability”. 1,565 more words
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❝ It has long been claimed that a Mediterranean diet is good for your health, but a new study suggests it may benefit the brain as well as the body – and could help slow down brain ageing.
The past few articles I have written touched on the fact that the human brain isn’t special and is just a scaled-up primate brain… 1,565 more words
Tl;dr: The ‘trend’ in the evolution of hominin brain size is only due to diet quality and abundance. If there is any scarcity of food or a decrease in nutritional quality, there will be a subsequent decrease in brain size, as seen with H. 2,696 more words