How humans evolved a nose for cooked food

Tom Husband

Wednesday, June 21 2017 at 7:30PM

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Tom Husband

What's the talk about?

How did mankind evolve to enjoy the smell of barbecued food?  Frankly we don’t know but the relevant research is fascinating, taking in the work of a 19th century French prodigy, Pavlov and his dogs, and a suite of elegant experiments designed to measure which smells new born babies like best.  Find out what turns us onto the foods we love and the eating habits we share with our ancestors at this fascinating talk.

Tom Husband is a science writer and teacher who is fascinated by the chemistry of the every day and this talk combines his twin passions for the chemistry of food and of life.  His book The Chemistry of Human Nature was recently published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.