What Makes Your Brain Different From a Neanderthal’s? | Portside

Scientists have discovered a glitch in our DNA that may have helped set the minds of our ancestors apart from those of Neanderthals and other extinct relatives. The mutation, which arose in the past few hundred thousand years, spurs the development of more neurons in the part of the brain that we use for our most complex forms of thought, according to a new study published in Science on Thursday.

Source: What Makes Your Brain Different From a Neanderthal’s? | Portside

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