Evolution of the Size and Functional Areas of the Human Brain

  title={Evolution of the Size and Functional Areas of the Human Brain},
  author={P. Thomas Schoenemann},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • P. Schoenemann
  • Published 19 September 2006
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
The human brain is one of the most intricate, complicated, and impressive organs ever to have evolved. Understanding its evolution requires integrating knowledge from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences. Four areas of research are particularly important to this endeavor. First, we need to understand basic principles of brain evolution that appear to operate across broad classes of organisms. Second, we need to understand the ways in which human brains differ from the… 
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