Monthly Archives: January 2011

Primitive agriculture in a social amoeba

Debra A. Brock, Tracy E. Douglas, David C. Queller & Joan E. Strassmann Agriculture has been a large part of the ecological success of humans[1]. A handful of animals, notably the fungus-growing ants, termites and ambrosia beetles[2–4], have advanced agriculture … Continue reading

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Amygdala and social network size

Amygdala at the centre of your social network JANELLE WEAVER A larger emotion-processing brain centre is linked to a bigger circle of friends. The size of your amygdala indicates the extent of your social network. How many friends do you … Continue reading

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Origins of human language

2011 brings a special issue of the journal Human Biology on the genetic and cultural origins of human language. Below is a sneak peek of the special issue: http://preview.tinyurl.com/languageorigins

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