Understanding our Social Brain with Chet Sherwood

On today’s episode, Greg sits down with Chet Sherwood, professor of anthropology at George Washington University. They discuss the relationship between the fields of neuroscience and anthropology (2:15), techniques used to study comparative neuroanatomy (5:40), how social interaction influences brain development between non-human primates and humans (9:54), how the nature of looking at non-human primate brains necessitates collaboration (20:50), predicting future changes in brain size and structure (25:29), and the unique circumstance of being a scientist in Washington DC (30:13).

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