Published on January 8, 2019 | Updated on January 29, 2019

CORTEX conference by Atsushi Iriki

October 31st, 2017

A Presage of Anthropocene: Co-evolution of Primate Brain and its Cognitive Capacities with the Environment

We try to uncover evolutionary precursors of human higher cognitive functions grounded onto physical morphologies and patterns of structured bodily actions, based on behavioral and neurophysiological analyses on chronic macaque monkeys, which were trained to use tools and other high-tech apparatus. By sharing these machineries among individuals, we extrapolate the mechanisms to constitute bases of communicatory functions, and eventually understand neural mechanism to form intellectual and alstristic society to comprise humanistic civilization environment.