In case you missed it earlier, here’s this week’s video!
This week I asked a question I suspect not many people ask: Why is your brain in your head? You know, instead of elsewhere, tucked away safe and warm down with all your other guts?
The answer lies a few hundred million years back on your evolutionary tree, thanks to a family of genes that you share with everything from fruit flies to foxes to fish.
The awesome papercraft sequences were done by Vanessa from BrainCraft. I make an appearance in her video this week, where I help explain how your brain grew from just a few cells into the biological wonder that’s currently allowing you to read this post. I can’t get enough of this GIF from her vid:
Watch the BrainCraft video below:
Two of my favorite YouTube Science People, Vanessa and Joe, let you know why evolution placed our brains in the most precarious of places. (Hint: Because evolution isn’t intelligent.)