Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.
Human brain has strangely shrunk by 150 cc in last 30,000 years.
A hypothesis state’s that – cumulative-intelligence needs smaller brains and promotes harmoniously intelligent societies with lesser individual needs. Social insects are a wonderful model for studying the evolution of complex organisms. It is some of these insects that humans have failed to domesticate or exploit in all history.
How can ants have such complex societies with so little brain-matter? Does cumulative intelligence influence psychological evolution? How is social-structure related to brain size and its chemical functioning?
The neurochemist contemplated, as the technician decapitated another worker-ant.