Our brains have reached an evolutionary "sweet spot", and we can't get much smarter without making major trade-offs. That's the finding of psychologists Thomas Hills of the University of Warwick and Ralph Hertwig of the University of Basel. They have examined a number of studies, and they have come to one inescapable conclusion: there's a steep price to pay for enhanced brainpower, and it's almost certainly not a good deal from an evolutionary perspective.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Why our minds have probably evolved as far as they can go
Why our minds have probably evolved as far as they can go (io9.com):