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Evolution of Brain, Behaviour and Intelligence

Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
9 September 2009 - 12 September 2009

An event addressing a broad range of approaches to the evolution of brain and behaviour.

200 years since Charles Darwin's birth and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, the principles underlying the origins and evolution of nervous systems and their emergent behaviours remain a central question in biology. Research on many species from simple unicellular animals, invertebrates and vertebrates, including modern humans and neanderthals will be presented at this event. The discussion will range from genes to behaviour, via the latest applications of genomics and functional genomics, and new behavioural and anatomical technologies.

The event will incorporate a special lecture from keynote speaker James Moore, Professor of the History of Science at the Open University and coauthor (with Adrian Desmond) of Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA) and Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Attendance fees range from £310 to £660. To register, use this online form.


Further details of this event are available on the Wellcome Trust website.