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09 September 2011

X-rays show clues on evolution of the brain

New X-rays revealed the best and most accurate images of the brain shape of an early human ancestor, according to researchers.

New X-rays revealed the best and most accurate images of the brain shape of an early human ancestor, according to researchers.

The researchers pointed out that humans have a very large brain relative to their body size, about four times that of chimpanzees. Although the reconstructed volume of the MH 1 cranium was surprisingly small, they found its overall shape resembles humans more than chimpanzees.

 
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