A study of Neanderthal skulls suggests that they became extinct because they had larger eyes than our species.As a result, more of their brains were devoted to seeing in the long, dark nights in Europe, at the expense of high-level processing.
By contrast, the larger frontal brain regions of Homo sapiens led to the fashioning of warmer clothes and the development of larger social networks.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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by M. Bouffant at 14:59
Lamely obvious or obviously lame?BBC Brain report: