All posts tagged with brain evolution

Link: Profile of Tilly Edinger

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Smithsonian has done a nice profile of Tilly Edinger, one of the most important paleontologists of the twentieth century: “The Woman Who Shaped the Study of ...

Notable: Brain growth in Homo erectus

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Notable paper: Cofran, Z. and DeSilva, J. 2015. A neonatal perspective on Homo erectus brain growth. Journal of Human Evolution (in press) doi:10.1016/j.jhev...

To fish or not to fish

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This summer I pointed to an article about the FwJj20 locality at Koobi Fora, which provides the earliest known evidence of systematic fish exploitation in th...

Brains in a haystack

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An essay by Gary Marcus, in the new online science magazine, Nautilus: “Where uniqueness lies”.

Sahelanthropus brain

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Kate Wong has been reporting from the Paleoanthropology Society meetings in Honolulu. Today she describes a presentation about the endocast shape of the Toum...

Thinking simply

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Vaughan Bell has a nice piece in the Guardian on folk psychology – how ordinary people tend to think about their own thinking: “Our brains, and how they’re n...