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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Researchers are studying what happens in the brains of people and other animals when laughing to gain deeper insight into human behavior and its evolution.
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The human brain is the crowning achievement of evolution. But what makes it so special?
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The primate retina passes information about rapid movement to the brain.
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A research team led by Carnegie Mellon neuroscientist Alison Barth has used the automated technology to identify new, previously unidentified pathways activated when the brain rewires its circuits in response to experience
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How does the brain track smells? Scientists use the olfactory system in insects to study how the brain responds to and processes different odors.

3D Brain

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