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What We Think We Know About Our Brains


What we now call barbecue had a part in how we developed as a species.

It's true, cooking our food over fires made it possible for us to take in nutrition more easily. It probably helped our brains grow.

It turns out a lot of things made our brains grow into the organ now capable of great feats of thinking. Bret Stetka, non-practicing physician and science journalist, gives us the long view, in A History of the Human Brain: From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR, How Our Brain Evolved.

Listen to wrap your brain around... uh, brains.

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