Foraging patterns in human hunter-gatherers
Exercise and the evolution of the human brain
We explored the hypothesis that human neurobiology was affected by the evolution of human aerobic activity.
Evolution of the runner's high
We compared endocannabinoid signaling in cursorial and non-cursorial mammals and showed that exercie-induced neurobiological rewards may be related to humans' evolutionary history as aerobic athletes.
Neandertal Running Energetics
Using a model of elastic energy storage in the Achilles tendon, we showed that Neandertals had higher energy costs of running compared to modern humans.
Using experimentally generated footprints, we showed that Laetoli hominins walked with human-like biomechanics.
Energy costs of chimpanzee locomotion and evolution of bipedalism
We compared the energy costs of chimpanzees walking bipedally and quadrupedally and showed that human bipedalism is ~75% less expensive than walking like an ape.