Scientific American

How human brains are different

What makes the human brain special? The organ is certainly bigger than expected for our body size. And it has its own specialized areas, one of which is devoted to processing language. But now brain scans are showing that, deep inside, the way brain cells connect to each other is also part of the story.

A new study shows that different mammals –humans included — demonstrate common patterns in brain connections. But other studies show that our own species has a few twists of its own.

Read this story at Scientific American.

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