SBRI Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute - France (Lyon)

CORTEX Conference by Atsushi Iriki

Date event : November 7, 2017 - 11:00am Conference / Talk Published on 10/27/2017 - 3:31pm

A presage of anthropocene: Co-evolution of primate brain and its cognitive capacities with the environment

Atsushi Iriki (Riken Brain Science Institute)

We try to uncover evolutionary precursors of human higher cognitive functions grounded onto physical morphologies and patterns of structured bodily actions, based on behavioral and neurophysiological analyses on chronic macaque monkeys, which were trained to use tools and other high-tech apparatus. By sharing these machineries among individuals, we extrapolate the mechanisms to constitute bases of communicatory functions, and eventually understand neural mechanism to form intellectual and alstristic society to comprise humanistic civilization environment


Invited by Jean-René Duhamel

ISC Amphi - from 11am