• Question: Have you found any thing that confirms exactly how the human race formed? Including how our brains form.

    Asked by Rilex to Candace on 8 Mar 2017.
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      Candace Lewis answered on 8 Mar 2017:

      My field does not study how humans ‘formed’ but we do have an idea of what makes humans so different from other mammals. The human brain has much more of what we call the frontal cortex than other mammals. The frontal cortex is what enables us to have complex and abstract thoughts. For example, we can think about one thing while doing another and we can re-live memories in our head and playout future events that have happened!