April 6, 2010

  • : Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 909.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 915.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 1514.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 1514.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 2977.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 2977.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/filter.handlers.inc on line 492.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/filter.handlers.inc on line 492.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_many_to_one::init() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/filter.handlers.inc on line 1312.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/includes/argument.handlers.inc on line 619.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment.views.inc on line 415.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_username_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment.views.inc on line 463.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_node_new_comments::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment.views.inc on line 752.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_search::exposed_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::exposed_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_join_search_dataset::construct() should be compatible with views_join::construct($table = NULL, $left_table = NULL, $left_field = NULL, $field = NULL, $extra = Array, $type = 'LEFT') in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_file::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_upload_description::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_user_name::value_submit() should be compatible with views_handler_filter_in_operator::value_submit($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_user_name::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 433.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 915.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/neuroscienceclub/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 915.

INTRODUCTION
-MS Walk on May 1, we will send info via e-mail soon
-we still need people to volunteer with Alzheimer's patients, contact Dinah if interested
-make sure to sign attendance sheet at every meeting! It helps determine our funding.
-interested in participating in an MRI study where you get paid? subjects must be right-handed and have no metal in their head/torso. Contact Thalia if interested

SPEAKER
Prof. Laurie Godfrey, "Brain Evolution in Primates"
-humans have largest brains of hominids

Big Brains: Who Needs Them?--haplorrhines have largest brains, followed by strepsirrhines, then scandentia, and insectivores

What's Special About Primates?
-fetal and neonate brain weight is higher relative to body mass compared to other groups
-negative allometry of brain growth: slows before body growth

What's the Big Deal?--extractive foraging? predation? maternal investment? slow development? multiple offspring over lifetime?

Ecological correlates associated with relatively large or small brains?
-Propithicus lemur (folivore): small brain, dental development accelerated, weaning early, maternal investment limited
-Daubentonia lemur (extractive forager): brain relatively larger, weaning late, maternal investment high
-ecological divide between monkeys/apes and lemurs?

Extinct Lemurs
-based on dental analysis which examines daily cross-striations in teeth, extinct lemurs fill ecological divide
-extractive forager extinct lemurs display striking convergences to large-bodied Anthropoids; similar only to living Daubentonia