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Researchers find that densely packed neurons play an outsize role in quantitative skill—calling into question old assumptions about evolution.
There are many scientists who study the mental abilities of animals. As intelligent animals ourselves, we’re keen to learn whether other species share our skills, and how our vaunted smarts evolved.
When kids are presented with the choice of learning to code or going to the zoo, most would choose the latter. An RIT professor wonders why they can’t do both.
An aptitude for mentally stringing together related items, often cited as a hallmark of human language, may have deep roots in primate evolution, a new study suggests.