Researchers at Cornell University may be closer to understanding what came first – bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specific behaviours.
How has music evolved so dramatically? We tread the tricky path from tape to techno…
This month the Lates is themed around ‘nature at its most extreme.’ Highlights include: Museum scientist Richard Sabin taking you on a gallery tour of the largest and toughest mammals in the world. A comedic take on the extremes of nature with the improvised theatre of The Wunderkammer, and hear from Museum experts. Chili peppers: Turning […]
Is the ability to lie convincingly a central aspect of (social) survival? Naomi Stewart dives into the evolution of the deceptive human nature.
Whilst our brains were designed by evolution to produce behaviour that was good for our ancestors, in today’s world we use addictive substances, eat too much, exercise too little and leave ourselves prey to ancient and emerging infections. To change such behaviours we need to understand the evolved causes of behaviour motives and habits in […]
If being confident has ever won you a job interview, or if you’ve ever accidentally stolen a pen from a friend, you might have evolution to thank or blame.
Continuing the Hunterian Museum’s Lunchtime Lecture series is this talk by Jack Ashby, Museum Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London. The Grant Museum is one of the country’s oldest and best stocked natural history museums. Jack will tell its eclectic history, discussing both the highs ( museum’s controversial founder Robert Grant […]