Dr. Brian Hare delivers final Nature of Things lecture for 2013 series

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The only way to understand what it is to be human is to know what it is like to be not human. Evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Brian Hare(pictured at left) shares research comparing the human mind to that of the bonobo and chimpanzee, as well as the minds of our more distant relatives, like the dog. Revealing the secrets of these species’ inner lives helps us understand exactly what it is about our species that is truly unique. It also helps us understand how the human mind came to be. Join Dr. Hare on a journey exploring the evolution of the human mind that will take you from the dense tropical forests of the Congo Basin to the steppes of Siberia. At the journey’s end, we’ll confront the question: are humans really as different as we think?

 

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