Science and Technology

Our evolutionary brains

Posted on: Fri 26 Mar 2021

Most of us would recognise a human brain if we saw one, and we’re familiar with how much space it occupies, but how different were the brains of our ancestors?

New research published last week has found that our early ancestors who moved from the sea to the land, had brains which are remarkably different to the ones we have today.

Lead-author of the study Dr Alice Clement, Research Associate at the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University, explores with Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies.

Image: Flickr

Produced by Tom Mann and Paul Davies


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