Aaron Baisdell

EPISODE 25 May 5, 2015
Evolution of Eyes
with Aaron Baisdell | Charity of the week: Savory Institute

Dr. Aaron Blaisdell received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook; an M.A. in Biological Anthropology from Kent State University; and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience focus) from SUNY Binghamton. He then spent two years as a Postdoctoral fellow in Psychology at Tufts University and became a professor of Psychology at UCLA in 2001. Dr. Blaisdell is Currently Professor with tenure at UCLA and is a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute and the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory. He has previously served as President of the International Society for Comparative Psychology and of the Ancestral Health Society.

This week we talk paleo living with Aaron Blaisdell. We talk about how our eyes evolved, how cows can make natural solar panels, orthorexia, and hermit crabs.

3:15 Comparitive cognition
5:30 Pigeons
12:40 Predator and Prey eyes
16:30 Evolutionary mismatches
24:25 Paleo Diet
30:15 Modern Cravings
33:20 food addiction
38:10 Highly refined rats
40:20 My addictive personality
45:45 Orthorexia
55:00 Ruminants
58:00 Hermit crabs & Habituation