Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

The evolution of the human brain

Authors
Gunz, Philipp
Departments
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig; Abteilung für Humanevolution
Summary
The evolution of the human lineage is tightly linked to the evolution of the brain. To better understand the evolutionary changes in brain development, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology compare the cranial bones of recent modern humans to those of our closest living and fossil relatives.

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