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AfraidToDie's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by AfraidToDie

How did our brains evolve so large so (relatively) fast? My unscientific theory (guess) is that those with larger memories, especially in early development, would quite obviously have a better chance of survival, like remembering where they've come across predators or previous dangerous situatios. I would certainly think that size matters when it comes to memory, and since evolution didn't know much about micro chips, bigger became better.

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:01:55 UTC | #573591