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Building a Brain

How We're Wired

June 29, 2022

26 minutes

What is the brain made of? How is it built in the womb? And what impact does preterm labour have on brain development?   

In this episode of How We’re Wired, join evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin as she explores the beginnings of the human brain. We’ll visit an ultrasound clinic to observe foetal brain structures and hear how the earliest brain cells develop in the womb, plus visit a biotechnology lab in Switzerland working hard to protect immature brains.  

With special thanks to Lisa Goodrich, David Baud, Erick Garcia Cordero, Loulia Kassem, Kristen, and Edel.  

How We’re Wired is a Fresh Air Production for The Bertarelli Foundation. Subscribe or follow now so you never miss an episode. 

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