Benchmark 6B
The Human Organism: Human Development
Grades 9-12, page 134

The very long period of human development (compared to that of other species) is associated with the prominent role of the brain in human evolution. The ability to learn persists throughout life and may improve as people build a base of ideas and come to understand how to learn well. Human mental abilities that apparently evolved for survival are used for newly invented cultural purposes such as art, literature, ritual, and games.

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