Public Lecture at AMNH on the Evolution of the Human Brain

79th James Arthur Lecture on the Evolution of the Human Brain
Evolutionary Depth of Human Brain Language Areas:
Roles of Common Ancestors and Major Adaptive Shifts

  • Monday, March 23
  • 6 pm
  • American Museum of Natural History,  79 St. at Central Park West
  • Kaufmann Theater, first floor
  • Free admission (no reservations required)


Patrick Gannon, Professor of Touro University College of Medicine, New Jersey, draws on his neurobiology research to discuss the evolution of human brain language areas—from their origins over 30 million years ago to their development in our common ancestors, which helped to set the stage for an adaptive shift to “language”.