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Why Your Brain Is In Your Head

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Published on Jul 14, 2014

Joe's proposed SXSW panel is "Science on YouTube: Where the Smart Kids Are". Vote for it before 9/4! http://vid.io/xqTj
Check out BrainCraft: http://youtu.be/aucscX191vQ
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Part 1 of 3 in my series about why our bodies are shaped the way they are. Stay tuned for part 2 and 3 later this week! Make sure you head over BrainCraft and check out the rest of our collaboration!

More info:

Still of that crazy face comes from FKA twigs' "Water Me": http://youtu.be/kFtMl-uipA8

Evolution of the nervous system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutio...

Step by step along the evolutionary tree:
http://tolweb.org/Bilateria/2459
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilateria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuteros...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protostome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urochordata
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chordate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephaloc...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnathost...

Evolutionary timeline of vertebrates: http://www.utexas.edu/news/2008/03/03...

How old are Hox genes: http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v8/...
Hox genes in development: The Hox Code http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicp...
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Joe Hanson - Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi - Director
Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc.
Kate Eads - Associate Producer
Katie Graham - Director of Photography
Motion Graphics and Editing - Arts+Labor
Stephanie Noone - Producer, Arts+Labor
John Knudsen - Gaffer


Music:
"Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod

Stock images via Shutterstock

Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigita...

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