Scientists have found out why the brain of a modern person has decreased


American scientists analyzed 985 fossil and modern human skulls and found that the human brain increased sharply twice in size – 2.1 and 1.5 million years ago, and then, relatively recently, three thousand years ago, decreased again. Drawing parallels with ants, the authors hypothesized that the brain shrinkage occurred in parallel with the transfer of a number of functions to the area of ​​the collective mind. The results are published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. …

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