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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 19 2012: It's so special because we are all humans and we are the people doing the research. I think if primates were the superior being then they would study their own brain and call it special. Also, I think the human brain is so special because of all the great people who we respect because of their brain such as Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison and what they were able to accomplish given essentially the same basic resources that we have.

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