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"What is so special about human brain, as compared to other primates"?

I have been long researching on brain evolution, the organization and brain size, as well as their role in shaping today's human brain. However, as compared to other priamtes, I do not see what it is that makes the human brain so special!! Brain size wise, it apparently does not make us special: although humans do have the biggest sized brains amongst mammals, evidently it is not linked to their intelligence. What is it about the human brain that is so different and special???


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  • Mar 12 2012: Absolutely . However, compared to other primates, the specific regions of the brain, each localized with its own function, seem to be apparent in other primates as well. regions connected with speech, language etc etc exist in all brain of other primates. however, what is it that makes it more developped in human brains?
    • Mar 12 2012: Primary: Genetics Influences: Environment

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