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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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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Curses, swears, and cussing are treated in a different way in our brains than our more proper and acceptable speech.
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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.
  • University of California
  • 4 min
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.
  • NPR
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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Dr. Jerald Harris is Professor of Geology and Director of Paleontology at Dixie State College, and an expert in the esoteric science of identifying fossil footprints (ichnology). From these empty impressions in stone, he brings to life the extinct animals that made them millions of years before man first walked the earth.

3D Brain

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