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 that bears 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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Published Information from the Workshop
Meeting report written by Zoltán Molnár and published in Development.
Organisers & Speakers
Gavin Clowry University of Newcastle, UK
Collette Dehay INSERM, Lyon, France
Dean Falk Florida State University, USA
Barbara Finlay Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Andre Goffinet Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Tatsumi Hirata National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
Weiland B. Huttner MPI Dresden, Germany
Jon Kaas Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Ed Lein Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, USA
Zolton Molnar University of Oxford, UK
Svante Paabo Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
Franck Polleux The Scripps Research Institute, California, USA
Chris Ponting University of Oxford, UK
Luis Puelles University of Murcia, Spain
Pasko Rakic Yale University, New Haven, USA
Constance Scharff Free University Berlin, Germany
Nenad Sestan Yale University, New Haven, USA
Christopher Walsh Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
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