Plus Pilots: The Developing Brain

Fast-forward through a human lifespan for a revealing look at how our brains grow and change throughout our lives.

Overview

Trace the evolutionary history of humans and how the modern world and its technologies affect how our brains develop.
The Developing Brain

01: The Developing Brain

Measured nucleotide by nucleotide, the human genome is nearly 99% identical to that of the chimpanzee. So why don’t we live in trees? Professor Gabrielle Principe takes us back 2 million years to learn how the choices we made back then have kept our species alive, and how the modern world and its technologies continue to affect how our brains develop.

35 min