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Mind blown: Modern brains evolved much more recently than thought – The Jakarta Post – Jakarta Post

Our first ancestors from the genus Homo emerged on the continent about 2.5 million years ago with primitive ape-like brains about half the size of those seen in…

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Modern brains are younger than originally thought, possibly developing as recently as 1.5 million years ago, according to a study published Thursday — after the earliest humans had already begun walking on two feet and had even started fanning out from Africa.
Our first ancestors from the genus Homo emerged on the continent about 2.5 million years ago with primitive ape-like brains about half the size of those seen in today’s humans. 
Scientists have been trying to solve a mystery for as long as…

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