[Tech Times] ARHGAP11B Gene Makes Human Brain Bigger: Here Are Other Studies That Show Differences Between Us And Primates

Researchers from Germany have found a gene that can only be found in humans and is responsible for making us more intelligent than other creatures. The gene, dubbed ARHGAP11B, is believed to have emerged after human ancestors and chimpanzees split off from the same evolutionary path over five million years ago paving way for the rapid expansion of the human brain. The gene, which was described in the journal Science on Feb. 26, dramatically increased the number of brain cells present in the key regions of the brains and thus led to the rise of human intelligence.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]