I’m an evolutionary anthropologist which means I study the influence that evolution has had upon human behaviour, physiology and anatomy. I am particularly interested in close human relationships: romantic partnerships, close friendships, parent/child bonds and relationships between close relatives. I study relationships using a range of tools encompassing genetics, neuroscience, psychology, behavioural science and physiology. I am particularly interested in how our brain motivates us to start and maintain our relationships and what causes people to be different in how they behave in and
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Public Health and Private Pain: A night of medical history and drama
Enter the Museum for a unique evening of performance and drama. Drawing from a rich variety of medical plays and historical material, the event will illuminate, provoke, and dramatize developments which have shaped ideas of the body from the 18th century to the present day.
An Audience with Chris Packham
Join TV presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham in discussion with Hugh Warwick, natural history writer and passionate ecologist, to hear Chris discussing his newly published memoir ‘Fingers in the Sparkle Jar’.
Knowing your enemy: viruses as the Trojan Horses of our immune system
It’s that time of year when we all seem to pass around the same cold; everyone seems to be sniffing a bit more than usual, or suffering from that irritating cough that you just can’t get rid of. A cold is just one of many ailments caused by viral infections, and although it might not always feel like it, your immune system is...
Tracing the History of "Tom's Diner"
Well, clearly after seeing an article about the history of the song "Tom's Diner", I feel compelled to bring it up here. Also see the brief comment on...
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