The Evolution of Sour Taste in Hominids

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Rob Dunn will begin with a discussion of ongoing work he, along with Mick Demi, Brad Taylor, and Ben Reading are doing on the evolution of taste. He will then focus on the evolution of sour taste. Rob will discuss new insights into when and why sour taste evolved, when and why sour tastes became attractive to our ancestors and how sour taste helped early humans (and before them Homo erectus) begin to ferment foods. Rob Dunn is the author of Never Home Alone and the forthcoming book with Monica Sanchez, Delicious (Princeton University Press).

The virtual talk will be on Thursday April 1st at 4 PM EDT 10 PM Danish time. Read more and sign up here: