Research has claimed that humans have an innate drive for violence. A drive influenced by our territoriality. But why are humans like that? Because of fish
Humans gained many new traits over the course of our evolution. However, not all of them were beneficial. New research identifies genes linked with schizophrenia and autism that developed over the course of human evolution. In fact, they may have appeared late in the game;
Cooking could have given us the energy to evolve big brains. But the difference between the invention of fire and our brains growth reveals this is false
Over the course of human brain evolution our noggin has become more bloodthirsty. Literally. It needs more blood than would be expected given its size.
Research has found that a high status increases men’s reproductive success. Thus, the drive to increase status likely evolved to maximise this success
The human brain is linked to everything that makes us unique. So was its evolution also be special? New research reveals it wasn’t that unusual
Experiments on different orangutan species has revealed that the more socialising a species does the smarter they’ve evolved. Could there be a link?
Human romantic relationships are often described as “serial”. That is, they happen one after the other. Just like lights in the serial (or series) circuit, you may have learned about in school. Like in serial relationships, damage to one of these lights in a series
Evidence has been found that links socialising to evolutionary success, potentially explaining why our species got big brains.
Although there’s some evidence for an ancient origin of monogamy, the jury is still out. But we can say is that our co-operative breeding was important; particularly having kids help raise their siblings.