Food, Fire, and the Human Brain

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You are what you eat, or so the old adage goes.

But unlike other primates and animals, humans are the only animals who cook their food, which may have more to do with how we became humans in the first place.

Richard Wrangham, Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and MacArthur Fellow, has proposed the hypothesis that cooking has actually played a…

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Bryan Quoc Le, PhD

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Author of 150 Food Science Questions Answered | amzn.com/1646118332 | bryanquocle.com

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