Bio

Emiliano Bruner 2017

Emiliano Bruner

Hominid Paleoneurobiology
Research Group Leader
Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana
Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca 3, 09002 Burgos (Spain)
email: emiliano.bruner@cenieh.es

Assistant Professor Adjoint
Centre for Cognitive Archaeology
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (USA)

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I was born in Rome in 1972. Since 2007 I am Research Group Leader in Paleoneurology at the National Research Centre for Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. See our Lab Blog: The Skull Box.

I got a University Degree in Biology and a PhD in Animal Biology, both at the University La Sapienza, Rome. My university career was mainly oriented in zoology, but the final experimental thesis was in human ecology. The PhD was on human paleoneurology, based on digital anatomy and computed morphometrics. I got post-doc grants in paleoneurology and human anatomy. I was curator of osteological collections in museums of zoology and anthropology. I am member and councillor of the Italian Institute of Anthropology, and Adjoint Professor in Paleoneurology at the Center for Cognitive Archaeology, Colorado University.

I play and study guitar since I was thirteen. I played bass guitar in hard rock and progressive rock bands, then I moved to a jazz academy for some years, eventually stepping into ethnic music with didgeridoo and percussions. Finally, I met the Andean quenas, and began playing and studying wooden flutes. And ukulele. I mainly play folk, jazz, blues, and tango. And I dance tango, wherever.

Here a list of all my blogs.

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  • Summer 2018 Courses at The Center For Cognitive Archaeology
    Courses offered for the Summer 2018 Semester (June-August) The Center for Cognitive Archaeology (CCA) provides both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study the evolutionary development of cognition in humans and other primates. The CCA offers 12 different online courses, which are taught by professors from the University of Colorado, Col […]

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  • A History of Surgery
    The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice is a popular blog on the website of medical historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris who received her doctorate from University of Oxford in medical, technology and science history. Dr Fitzharris discusses the apt naming of the blog with the word ‘chirurgeon‘ the first historical reference to a practitioner of surgery. The website illumina […]

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  • Researchers develop non-invasive deep brain stimulation method
    Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of electrically stimulating deep brain tissues without opening the skullSince 1997, more than 100,000 Parkinson’s Disease patients have been treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical technique that involves the implantation of ultra-thin wire electrodes. The implanted device, sometimes referred to as […]

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