Raising the Bar: Professor John Montgomery Event as iCalendar

29 August 2017

8 - 9pm

Venue: The Golden Dawn

Location: 134 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Host: Professor John Montgomery

Cost: Free

Contact info: Frankie Favero

Contact email: f.favero@auckland.ac.nz

Website: Reserve your spot here

Professor John Montgomery

What can the brains of sharks tell us about ourselves

The human cerebellum occupies 10% of brain volume, but has nearly 80% of the nerve cells! What does our cerebellum do? Why does it need so many nerve cells? The answer may lie in the brains of sharks.

Our cerebellum evolved from these cerebellum-like structures in these magnificent beasts, yet sharks can use theirs for amazing things. For example, they can detect weak bioelectric fields from prey whilst distinguishing from their own. Join Professor John Montgomery as he draws the link between the brains of sharks and the human mind.