Small Brains NPR's Joe Palca reports on new research from Princeton University and Bell Labs in New Jersey suggesting that it's not absolute size that's important in understanding the evolution of the brain, but relative size. Looking at different brain structures as a propostion of total brain size, the researchers have developed a new way of grouping animals based on how their brains are organized.
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Small Brains

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Small Brains

Small Brains

Small Brains

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Joe Palca reports on new research from Princeton University and Bell Labs in New Jersey suggesting that it's not absolute size that's important in understanding the evolution of the brain, but relative size. Looking at different brain structures as a propostion of total brain size, the researchers have developed a new way of grouping animals based on how their brains are organized.