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Evolution of the Human Neocortex: How Unique Are We?

Organisers: Arnold Kriegstein

Date: 22nd – 25th September 2013

Location: Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, UK

There has been an explosion of new information in recent years that bear on the issue of human brain evolution. These breakthroughs are multidisciplinary and come from the fields of developmental biology, genetics, molecular biology, and ethology. With this burst of new information comes an opportunity to take stock of the landscape and integrate the findings into an updated, modern view of human cortical evolution. The outcome will provide a better understanding of the unique features of the human cortex in the context of our closest existing and extinct relatives. The results will help focus future work and may ultimately improve understanding of diseases related to higher cortical function.

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Meeting report written by Zoltán Molnár and published in Development.

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