Did this gene confer an advantage on modern human brains?
The ancestors of Neanderthals and modern humans
were travelling across the globe more than 500,000
years ago when a critical genetic mutation led part of
their brains to abruptly develop. According to a study
published in Science1, this mutation significantly
enhanced the amount of brain cells in the ancestors
of modern humans, providing them a cognitive
advantage over their Neanderthal relatives.
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