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Why do humans have such large brains? Our study suggests ecology was the driving force - The Conversation UK


The Conversation UK
But our new study, published today in Nature, finds evidence against this idea and shows that human brain expansion was likely driven by ecology. Hypotheses for the evolution of the human brain size all agree that brain expansion increased our ability ...
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Can simulating evolution on a computer explain our enormous brains? - Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times
Human brain evolution is not something you can test in the lab. It would take hundreds of years, if not thousands, to reveal how evolutionary pressures shaped the modern human brain. And even if you could do those experiments, they would probably not ...
New Scientist
Vox
Nature

Lipid accumulation in the brain may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease - Science Daily


Science Daily
A collaborative team of researchers at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, and Oxford University has found that elevated levels of certain types of lipids (fat molecules) in the brain may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease (PD ...
Bioscience Technology
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The Loom: The Hobbit's Brain

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Science journalist Carl Zimmer summarizes the significance of the H. floresiensis discovery.

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    The Hobbit's Brain. The Loom: A blog about life, past and future
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Science author Carl Zimmer's blog about biological life, past and future.

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Commentary and edification on evolution, biology and more by science author Carl Zimmer.

Homo floresiensis: The Hobbit
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Profile of the species of dwarf human discovered at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003.

BBC: Hobbit Was 'Not a Diseased Human'
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A study suggests the famous Indonesian "Hobbit" skeleton does not belong to a modern human with a brain disease, as some claimed.

'Hobbit' Joins Human Family Tree
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BBC News reports that the discovery of remains belonging to a tiny species of ancient human has been hailed as one of the most sensational finds of its type in decades.

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Scientists have found skeletons of a human species that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child. The species lived with pygmy elephants and giant lizards on a remote island in Indonesia. From National Geographic.

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A primer on the brain for non-scientists including its architecture, geography, structure and functions.

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Eclectic collection of thought-provoking, quasi-scientific opinions on brain function.

The Whole Brain Atlas
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MRI views of the normal and diseased human brain. Collaboration of MIT and Harvard University.

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Freely available 3D animations of brain structure and neurons for use in projects, promotions, education and advertising.