Hominid Paleoneurology

Hominid Paleoneurology is a field of neurological research that focuses on the study of the brain structure and function of early hominids. The aim is to establish the evolutionary changes that occurred in the hominid brain over time, and to understand the link between brain development and behavioral changes. Research shows that the large expansion of the brain in hominids, compared to their primate ancestors, played a key role in the emergence of human-like behavior. Paleoneurological studies of fossilized hominid skulls reveal important clues about the evolutionary changes that occurred in the hominid brain over a period of several million years. Studies in Hominid Paleoneurology indicate that our ancient ancestors developed enhanced cognitive abilities, such as language skills, complex tool use, and pattern recognition. These abilities likely played a significant role in the survival and success of hominids during the prehistoric era. Most contemporary neurological research and therapy is based on a better understanding of the brain's structure and function, which is why Hominid Paleoneurology is an important aspect of neurological research. It helps researchers to better understand the origin and evolution of neurological diseases and disorders and to develop effective therapies. In conclusion, Hominid Paleoneurology is an area of valuable neuroscientific research that sheds light on the evolution of the human brain and provides insights into the roots of a wide range of neurological conditions. It plays an important role in helping to improve our understanding of brain function and in the development of effective therapies for neurological disorders.

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Editor-in-chief: Zheng Jiang, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.