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‘Little Brain’ or Cerebellum Not So Little After All

When we say someone has a quick mind, it may be in part thanks to our expanded cerebellum that distinguishes human brains from those of macaque monkeys, for example. High-resolution imaging shows the cerebellum is 80% of the area of the cortex, indicating it has grown as human behavior and cognition evolved.