Greg Downey

 

 


 

Greg is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Macquarie University. He has done field research in Brazil and the United States, and is an expert in neuroanthropology, the study of the relationship between brain and culture. In particular, he studies athletes, including cage fighters, capoeira practitioners and rugby players, to understand how our bodies and brains adapt as we learn skills.




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Jan 9th 2017

Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human. Impressively, humans are the only creatures produced by evolution that are capable of understanding evolution. In Becoming Human: Anthropology, you can explore how evolution works and how variation arises. Find out why, of all the orders of life, primates produced us. How did apes start to look like us, walk on two feet and grow big brains that over the past 200,000 years have figured out where we came from? This subject will give you some thought-provoking answers.

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