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What Separates Us from Chimps? As It Turns Out, Not Much

Posted by doctore0 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 <–+

One Response to “What Separates Us from Chimps? As It Turns Out, Not Much”

  1. doctore0 said

    Bonus in context

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