Human Brain Size Altriciality (Human Brain Size Altriciality


Human Brain Size Altriciality (Human Brain Size Altriciality

#shorts #size #humans #brain growth #birth This study is published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. The authors note that the high level of human brain size altriciality most strongly relates to a larger than expected adult brain size, rather than a smaller than expected neonatal brain size or a shortened gestation length. Human babies are, uh, not the best looking babies. They have tiny brains and are less than one-third of the size of their parents’ brains at birth. This is even more depressing when you consider that the next smallest baby brain in the entire primate kingdom is that of the chimpanzee.

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