Human skull and brain size compared to a chimpanzee's skull and brain size.
Studying brain evolution sheds light on the unique features of the human brain.
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Humans can find faces in many things because of our fusiform gyrus.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of August 17, 2020.
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Beautiful music doesn’t cause goosebumps — dangerous music does. At least, that’s what your brain thinks.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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The human brain is neither the largest nor most complex brain in the animal kingdom. So what makes it special?
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Studying the science behind laughter reveals that the best laughs usually have nothing to do with great jokes.
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Puberty is more than hormones and rebellion. The brain is changing too.
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Learn how the human brain evolved in this fun cartoon story.
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The human brain has been compared to a lizard's brain, a jellyfish's brain, and now it is being compared to an ice cream cone.
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How did we go from a small group of neurons to the brains we have now?
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.