ALBANY, N.Y. - Do men have larger brains than women? University at Albany anthropologist Dean Falk , an internationally recognized expert in the field of human brain evolution, says it's true: Men around the world do have bigger brains than women. But what does it mean? Falk points out that male rhesus monkeys also have bigger brains than female rhesus monkeys. Whatever males are using their extra neurons for, she says, it's not the higher cognitive abilities - like abstract thinking, judgment and reasoning - that separate us from the monkeys and make us distinctly human.
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