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The Human AdvantageA New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable$
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Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034258

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.001.0001

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Humans Rule!

Humans Rule!

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(p.1) 1 Humans Rule!
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The Human Advantage
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Suzana Herculano-Houzel

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0001

The previous view of evolution as progress, and humans as its apex; the larger-than-it-should-be human brain; humans as outliers; encephalization as the key to what makes humans special – and the problems with that notion

Keywords:   Evolution, Progress, encephalization

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