568egypt_aerial-giza2 A team from University College London published a new study suggesting that “increasing population density, rather than boosts in human brain power, appears to have catalysed the emergence of modern human behavior.” So it’s not that our ancestors were gaining a greater capacity for intelligence, they just increasingly had more hook-ups. One researcher, Dr. Mark Thomas, offered this snarky, but true assessment about how the data is both applicable and relevant to contemporary society: “Ironically, our finding that successful innovation depends less on how smart you are than how connected you are seems as relevant today as it was 90,000 years ago.” |ScienceDaily|