Dr. John S Allen

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John Allen is a brilliant neuroanthropologist with a passion for understanding the evolution of the human brain and behaviour.

Dr. John S Allen

About John Allen

Dr John Allen is an anthropologist and writer who focuses on the evolution of the human brain and behavior.

His research has been both lab- and field-based, with fieldwork conducted in Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Palau. He has published over 80 scientific research articles and papers. For many years, he worked for the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center and Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California.

His books include The Lives of the Brain: Human Evolution and the Organ of Mind, in which he explores the normal structure and evolution of the human brain; The Omnivorous Mind: Our Evolving Relationship with Food, in which he examines how we use that brain to “think” food and eating, and Home: How Habitat Made Us Human, a neuroanthropological exploration of the place where we do most of our thinking and eating and how it came to be central in nearly all of our lives.

Garden Talks by Dr. John S Allen