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Fruit fuelled evolution of a bigger brain: study

PARIS: Humans likely developed large and powerful brains, researchers said Monday, with the help of what is today the simplest of snacks: fruit. Eating fruit was a key step up from the most basic of foodstuffs, such as leaves, and provided the energy needed to grow bulkier brains, the scientists argued. "That’s how we got these crazy huge brains," said the study’s corresponding author Alex Decasien, a researcher at New York University. "We have blown up the quality of our food that we are eating." The study…