Dating smarter speed
Over the course of human evolution, brain size tripled.
The modern human brain is the largest and most complex of any living primate.
But over time, human and chimpanzee brains evolved in several different and important ways.
The modern human brain can: - store many decades worth of information; - collect and process information, then deliver output, in split seconds; - solve problems and create abstract ideas and images. - Large brains mean large heads, making childbirth more difficult and painful for human mothers than for other primates.
The bottom graph shows how brain size increased over the past 3 million years—especially between 800,000 and 200,000 years ago.
A large brain capable of processing new information was a big advantage during times of dramatic climate change.
Since then the museum has moved to the austere modern Think Tank museum east of the city centre where the following photographs were taken with the kind assistance of the Think Tank museum authorities.
On one of the bulkheads at the end of the lower saloon a poster was mounted with three columns of small print containing bye-laws relating to conduct of passengers and certain operating requirements, notably speed restrictions.
Large, complex brains can process and store a lot of information.