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Brain Structure Variation From Nenderthal

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uman temporal lobes, involved in language, memory and social functions as well as the olfactory bulbs are relatively larger in Homo sapiens than in Neanderthals. "The structures which receive olfactory input are approximately 12% larger in modern humans than in Neanderthals", the authors explain.

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Comment by Ed Price
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This is so typical. These researchers tell us that they have found out that the human brain is different from what the Neanderthal brain was. And they determined it by comparing the size and shape of a Neanderthal skull to the human skull.

Here's the big question. If they didn't know what the Neanderthal brain was like in the first place, why compare the skulls? The brains could be so extremely different that comparing skulls wouldn't necessarily make any sense. What they need to make these determinations is a verifiable Neanderthal BRAIN.

The ONE accurate finding that may have come out of this study - assuming that all the information that they found is reasonably accurate - is this. The part of the brain that determines what we are smelling is about 12% larger in humans than it is in Neanderthals. Humans have a much better sense of "smell thinking" than Neanderthals probably had.

Since dogs have a much, much better sense of smell than humans, yet the dogs are way less intelligent than humans, probably Neanderthals are way more intelligent than humans, especially when you consider that their skull size shows that their brains were as much as 40% to 50% larger than humans. In addition to the larger size, they had less of it used for smelling things, so they could use more of it for thinking.

Probably, Neanderthals had mental telecommunications abilities - telepathy - and maybe mental tele-kinetics abilities, as well.

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