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Science on Tap: Evolution of the Human Mind and Brain

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Science on Tap is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer. Each month at SpeakEZ Lounge, a knowledgeable expert hosts a discussion about scientific current topics such as cutting edge cancer detection techniques, climate change and brewing beer.

This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and adult beverages!

This month: Our human mind has evolved from an ape mind over the past six million years. How have our brains and genes changed to bring this about? We are very similar to apes in some ways, in which scientists previously thought humans stood out, but quite different in other ways, such as our capacity for engagement with other people. This talk with Mark Reimers from the  Neuroscience Program at Michigan State University, will present genetic, anatomical, and behavioral evidence bearing on the changes to the brain that supported the emergence of the human mind.

 

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Date:
February 8
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm