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  • Academy Events

  • Life in Slow Motion: Energetics, Aging, and Evolution in Humans and other Primates

    Monday, November 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wenner-Gren Foundation

    Presented by the Anthropology Section

    Energy is the currency of life, and understanding how humans and other organisms use energy reveals a lot about our evolved strategies for growth, reproduction, and aging. This talk will examine human and ape energy expenditure from a comparative and evolutionary perspective. Surprising new results show that physical activity accounts for only a small portion of the diversity in energy expenditure among mammals. Instead, evolved differences in life history — the pace of growth, reproduction, and aging — play a much larger role in shaping our metabolism.

    A reception will precede the meeting at 6:00 pm.

    Registration Pricing

    The event is free, but registration is required.

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