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The Evolution of the Brain

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Anatomical illustrated drawing of the left hemisphere of the human brain.

The complexity, capacity, and power of the human brain set us apart from other animals. Humans don't have the largest brains, but do have the greatest brain size relative to body size. Traces the evolution of the brain from Homo habilis to Homo sapiens. Discusses its composition and the function of the cerebral cortex.

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Runtime: 14 minutes

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