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Changes in brain size are described during the evolution of man's ancestors and during man's development. It is shown that differences in size are accompanied by changes in the proportions of the brain, and that selection pressures have been greater for some parts than others.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Brain Behav Evol

Publication Date

1975

Volume

11

Pages

73 - 90

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Animals, Biological Evolution, Body Height, Body Weight, Brain, Cerebral Cortex, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Primates, Sexual Maturation, Time Factors