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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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 20, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 6, 2020.
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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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Studying the science behind laughter reveals that the best laughs usually have nothing to do with great jokes.
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Go back under the sea and explore even more animals that sense their world without a brain.
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Go under the sea and explore some of the animals that sense their world without a brain.
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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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How did we go from a small group of neurons to the brains we have now?
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While they share similar features, no two animal brains are exactly alike.
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Long-necked Sauropods, like Brontosaurus, were the largest animals on earth, but their brain, not their leg strength, is what kept them from getting any bigger.
This website looks at seven mammal brains and determines if their size is what makes them smarter.
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3D Brain

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