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Ancient Monkey Skull Reveals Brain's Secrets

CT scanning and 3D digital reconstruction of a 20 million year New World Monkey suggest that the conventional wisdom--that evolving brain size relative to body mass led to why we're so smart--may not be as straightforward as we once imagined! (Of course, nothing in this line of research is!). Reported here:; you can find the published research paper here:

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