Plenary lecture: Prof. Bruce Hood: "The domesticated brain: how the social environment turned us into children"

The human brain increased in size over the course of our evolution in response to increasing social complexity. At the end of the last ice age around 20,000 years ago, it began to shrink - why? In this lecture, Bruce introduces the concept of domestication and how this may have contributed to the significant change in our brain and behaviour.

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