Out of Africa, there is always something new
– the unusual brains of some African mammals
Prof Paul R. Manger
School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tuesday, June 19, 17:00
Room 5-407, Faculty of Science (Building #5), Hokkaido Univ
Despite the mammals of Africa being very well known, due to their large size and popularity in the media and children’s book, very little is known about their brains. For the last 15 years, Prof. Manger has devoted his time to understanding the brains of African mammals, and how these relate to their behaviour. In this talk, Prof. Manger will describe some of the more unusual neuroanatomical findings, many of which are not yet fully understood, and relate these to unusual behaviours of the animals studied. Anatomy of the brains of animals such as pangolins, zebras, lions, golden moles, hippopotamuses, giraffes and elephants will be highlighted.