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The Hindu Business Line
Why recent study on modern brain size has experts scratching heads
Discover Magazine
Decades of research suggest that our brains have shrunk over time, but not all scientists agree.
Advanced Science News
Researchers refute a hypothesis that the human brain shrank 3,000 years ago as a result of the transition to living in modern societies.
No, we aren’t devolving: Human brain size hasn’t changed since Jebel Irhoud Person stalked the Sahara 300,000 years ago, says new team
True Viral News
Humans are proud of their brainpower. Our noggins are some of the largest nature has to offer, and we like to think that we are an intelligent species.
Frontiers Science News
Last year, an article published to Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution made headlines across the world after it claimed human brains shrank in size approximately 3,000 years ago. This, according to the authors, may have driven by the externalization of knowledge in human societies, thus needing less energy to store a lot of information as individuals. As a result, we developed smaller brains.
Until now, our brains were thought to be bigger than they are today. They would have gone through a sudden contraction about 3000 years ago. Scientists are now coming back to that.
Did human brains shrink 3,000 years ago, downsizing by an amount equal to around four ping-pong balls?