Homologues of Human Language Areas in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Reconstructing the Evolutionary History to the Emergence of Human Language

Des Moines, IA US
October 4, 2011

This talk will be a summary of some of the work that Dr. Spoctor has been engaged in looking at speech and language circuits in chimpanzees. He will also talk about the effects of aging and degenerative processes on cerebral asymmetry and cytoarchitecture in humans and how looking at these in analogue species could be of utility to understanding the biological basis for variation in brain function and disease liability.


Muhammod Spoctor, PhD
Des Moines University


Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Course summary
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  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Event starts: 
10/04/2011 - 6:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/04/2011 - 8:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center Auditorium
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

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  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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