107: Evolution of the Human Brain

Instructor: Terrence Deacon 

TermFall 2018

Time: Tu, Th 12:30 pm - 1:59 pm

Units: 4

Course Number: 20477

Introduction to comparative vertebrate brain anatomy, neural development, and sensory-motor functions that are relevant to the study of human brain evolution and the evolution of uniquely human mental and behavioral capacities. Emphasis is on understanding the processes of evolution that are responsible for species differences in brain structure and function. Special attention will be given to animal communication, vocalization, neurolinguistics, and theories of language evolution.

Requirements Course Fulfills

Biological Science, L&S Breadth