Course Date: Sun 11 Nov 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Our perception of Neandertals has changed considerable over the past century. It will continue to change as we find more evidence. The student will get a clear summary of what the latest research is telling us about Neandertals. Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research and is also committed to introducing geology to a wider audience.
Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
How did we humans obtain our cognitive abilities? Gillian Forrester researches both the evolutionary history of our species and the developmental progression of the individual. This lecture will focus on behaviours that we share with other animals and consider which particular behaviours might have been important for modern humans’ cognition.
Gillian Forrester is a comparative cognitive neuroscientist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London. She has researched in both Cognitive Science at the University of California San Diego and Experimental Psychology at Oxford .
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