evolutionarily evolutionarily

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an evolutionary way; from an evolutionary point of view

Usage(s):

  1. We're evolutionarily wired to behave like that because we're supposed to save our energy for when the lion attacks and we have to run very, very fast.
  2. There is a certain four-letter word that evokes much emotion, is often uttered by mothers giving birth, and whose usage by humans is thought to be evolutionarily adaptive: f!.
  3. They also point out that the human capacity to feel sad is an evolutionarily selected trait that we might not want to drug away.

News

  • Brain's flexible hub network helps humans adapt

    New research offers compelling evidence that a well-connected core brain network based in the lateral prefrontal cortex and the posterior parietal cortex -- parts of the brain most changed evolutionarily since our common ancestor with chimpanzees -- contains "flexible hubs" that coordinate the brain's responses to novel cognitive challenges.
    on August 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "The one thing that I think we cannot say from this study is that any one person's genome is any healthier or evolutionarily fit than another person's genome," said Carlos Bustamante of Cornell University in New York, who worked on one study.
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Carlos Bustamante Source: Reuters

  2. Dr Lahn said: "Our findings provide evidence that the human brain, the most important organ that distinguishes our species, is evolutionarily plastic."
    on Sep 8, 2005 By: Bruce Lahn Source: Times Online

  3. "Conversely, fewer fat cells tell the body that it's time to hunker down for survival. This means that evolutionarily speaking, fat plays a very important role," Guarente said.
    on Jun 9, 2004 By: Leonard P. Guarente Source: DrugResearcher.com

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