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Brain size News

Humans living at dimly lit latitudes evolved bigger eyes, brains

Scientists from the University of Oxford announced they have linked the evolution of bigger eyes and extra brain size for visual processing to living in dimmer polar lighting conditions: through longer winters with shorter days, under more cloudy skies.

Study Suggests Meditation Increases Brain Size

Meditation appears to increase the size of the brain according to results from a small study. Researchers using MRI scans found that the hippocampus of those who meditate is larger than in those who do not in their control group.

Research Links Human Brain Size to Climate Change

According to researchers at the University of Albany, humans developed larger brain capacity as they adapted to colder climates.
 

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