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New research suggests that math has evolved its way right into our neurons—and monkeys', too.
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.
THIS IS HOW YOU STUDY THE EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE, BY ED YONG
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.
Researchers find that densely packed neurons play an outsize role in quantitative skill—calling into question old assumptions about evolution.