Co-evolution of neocortex size, group size and language in humans


Group size is a function of relative neocortical volume in nonhuman primates. Extrapolation from this regression equation yields a predicted group size for modern humans very similar to that of certain hunter-gatherer and traditional horticulturalist societies. Groups of similar size are also found in other large-scale forms of contemporary and historical… (More)



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@inproceedings{Dunbar2008CoevolutionON, title={Co-evolution of neocortex size, group size and language in humans}, author={Robin I M Dunbar}, year={2008} }