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Origin and Evolution of the Nervous System 2015

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 2:58:18 AM

Conference - London, United Kingdom
The origin of brains and central nervous systems is thought to have occurred before the Paleozoic era. Yet in the absence of tangible evidence there has been continued debate whether today's brains derive from one ancestral origin or whether similarities amongst them are due to convergent evolution. This meeting will consider the origin of nervous systems, integrating knowledge ranging from evolutionary theory and palaeontology to comparative developmental genetics and phylogenomics. It will cover discoveries of fossil brains, as well as correspondences of neural circuit organisation and behaviours, all of which allow evidence-based debates for and against the proposition that the nervous systems and brains of animals all derive from a common ancestor.
Organization: The Royal Society
Origin and Evolution of the Nervous System
Mon, Mar 09, 2015 - Tue, Mar 10, 2015
The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom
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