Zero to birth: How the human brain is built

Join neurobiologist William Harris as he explores how the brain is built, from the moment of an egg’s fertilization through to a human brain’s development in the womb, and even a little beyond. In this talk, discover the evolutionary story of multicellular animals when they first emerged and how the growth of a foetal brain over nine months reflects the brain’s evolution through the ages.

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William A Harris FRS FMedSci is a Canadian-born neuroscientist, Professor of Anatomy at Cambridge University, and fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. He was head of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience since its formation in 2006 until his retirement in 2018.


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS

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