Join the live webcast of “Is the Human Mind Unique?” a free public symposium hosted by the University of California, San Diego/Salk Institute for Biological Studies Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA)
Friday, February 15th (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time)
co-chaired by V.S. Ramachandran (University of California, San Diego) and Terry Deacon (University of California, Berkeley)
De Hoffmann Auditorium
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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Scientists from many different fields will discuss cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans including humor, morality, symbolism, creativity, and preoccupation with the minds of others. Emphasis will be placed on the functional uniqueness of these attributes, as opposed to the anatomical uniqueness, and whether these attributes are indeed quantitatively or qualitatively unique to humans.
Speaker bios and talk abstracts are available for download here:
Post webcast note:
The videos of the talks delivered at this symposium will be broadcast on UCSD-TV in April and May, 2013. After these presentations are aired, they will be archived on the CARTA webpage, as well as UCSD-TV, iTunes, and YouTube.