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Friday, September 9th 2005

Human Brain Still Evolving

The human brain is growing larger and more complex. I like the following quote:

“There’s a sense we as humans have kind of peaked,” agreed Greg Wray, director of Duke University’s Center for Evolutionary Genomics. “A different way to look at is it’s almost impossible for evolution not to happen.”

The central nervous system is really amazing. I just have this sense that it is the last wild frontier of medicine. There’s plenty we don’t know about other “systems” of the body but it pales in comparison to what we seem not to know about the brain. Realize such “lack of knowledge” is comparative. As well, it just means that new and interesting discoveries are happening all the time.