Human Brain Evolution

How did a weak and fragile ape come to dominate the world today? One ingredient in that complex process was the evolution of our brains, especially toward learning from other people. This webinar will engage with the current state of the art research on human brain evolution.

Mark Reimers is an associate professor in the neuroscience program at Michigan State University where he integrates statistical analysis with neuroscience theory in order to interpret the very large data sets now being generated in neuroscience, especially from the technologies developed by the BRAIN initiative. He graduated from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia and previously held appointments at the National Institutes of Health, Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and Virginia Commonwealth University.