What sets humans apart from other species?

The cerebral cortex is what separates human beings from other species. It regulates language and intelligence and gives us the ability to form ideas and express them. This gives us an advantage over other species that may have larger brains than we have.

Whales may have a 17-pound brain, but they use most of their brain power telling their bodies to move through water.

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