What Separates Us from Chimps? As It Turns Out, Not Much
Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 27, 2011
Neurologist Robert Sapolsky explores the genetic differences between humans and chimps, and describes the few genes that make our species unique. Our two species share over ninety-eight percent of the same genes, with only one major trait separating us from other primates: an abundance of neurons in the brain.
“Take a chimp brain fetally and let it go two or three more rounds of division and you get a human brain instead,” says Sapolsky. “And, out come symphonies, ideologies and hopscotch.”
Complete video – Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate <–+