Tracking the evolution of the human brainS

How did our remarkable brains come to be, and what will they become? These are the questions that David Robson addresses in this excellent feature on the evolution of the human brain, published in the latest issue of New Scientist.

Robson's piece comprises information gleaned from some of the latest scientific research to trace the evolutionary development of our brains; the genetic, environmental, and social conditions that have shaped their transformation; and what scientists make of the fact that for the last 10,000 to 15,000 years, our brains have actually been shrinking.

You can read the entire article, A brief history of the human brain, over at New Scientist.