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Neandertal Brain Growth Shows A Head Start for Moderns

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Science  12 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6006, pp. 900-901
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6006.900-a

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With brains as big as ours, Neandertals were no dumb brutes. But they may not have used their brains the same way we do. In the crucial first year of life, their brains developed dramatically differently from the way ours do, according to a report in this week's issue of Current Biology.