Join faculty member Josh Martin (Biology) for a special STS Lecture. Open to all.
Animals from worms to humans have brains. Our human brains are clearly special: we have evolved speech, culture, dance, language, song. Is the origin of our human brain special, or do these abilities that make us human share a common history with other mammals? Or flies? Or worms? We'll talk about some of the recent discoveries and controversies about the origin(s) of brains, and what this knowledge may tell us about human behavior.