The Human Super Brain –“Floats Like a Fish in an Aquarium”

Human Brain vs Great Apes


The great British physicist, Sir Roger Penrose, has famously said that the human brain is more complex than the Milky Way Galaxy. Our brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes, allowing among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that enabled complex behaviors such as language and tool production. A new study by anthropologists at the University of Zurich now shows that changes in the brain occurred independent of evolutionary rearrangements of the braincase.