‘Universal language network’ identified in the brain

Japanese, Italian, Ukrainian, Swahili, Tagalog and dozens of other spoken languages cause the same “universal language network” to light up in the brains of native speakers. This hub of language processing has been studied extensively in English speakers, but now neuroscientists have confirmed that the exact same network is activated in speakers of 45 different […]

Who were the Neanderthals?

Human evolution expert Prof Chris Stringer has studied the Neanderthal throughout his entire career. Here he tells us what scientists discovered about the lifestyle, distinctive features and what these early humans looked like. We know more facts about Neanderthals than extinct humans. Thousands of artifacts and fossils have been found, including nearly completed skeletons. We […]