Friday, April 12, 2013

Is the Human Mind Unique? - Entering the Soul Niche; An Evolved and Creative Mind; Humor


This is an excellent video presentation from UCTV (UC San Diego), featuring Nicholas Humphrey (Darwin College, Cambridge) on Entering the "Soul Niche", Steven Mithen (Univ of Reading) on An Evolved and Creative Mind, and Daniel Dennett (Tufts Univ) on Humor.



CARTA: Is the Human Mind Unique? - Entering the Soul Niche; An Evolved and Creative Mind; Humor

Published on Apr 11, 2013
UCTV

Cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans include humor, morality, symbolism, creativity, and preoccupation with the minds of others. In these compelling talks, emphasis is 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.
  • Nicholas Humphrey (Darwin College, Cambridge) - Entering the "Soul Niche" 
  • Steven Mithen (Univ of Reading) - An Evolved and Creative Mind
  • Daniel Dennett (Tufts Univ) - Humor 

Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [4/2013]
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