- Anne Dagen
- United Kingdom
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Sport and dance are better measures of evolutionary development than intellectual pursuits
Daniel Wolpert's research indicates that the brain came into being to enable movement, suggesting that movement has survival value. If movement is the brain's primary purpose, then a species which increases the sophistication of its movement-related abilities is developing the brain along a clear evolutionary path. Species which develop other uses of the brain at the expense of its primary purpose may well be heading towards an evolutionary dead end.