Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny
Co-sponsored by the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) and the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM)
The human mind is one of the features that makes our species unusual, and any narrative of our origins must include explanations for how our mental facilities were generated by genetic and cultural evolutionary processes. Comparative studies with the minds of other species and direct studies of how the typical human brain creates the mind are valuable approaches. However, many useful clues can also be gleaned from studying extraordinary variations of the human mind. This Symposium brings together experts who have pursued in-depth explorations of some of these variations.
UCSD-TV Broadcast Note: The videos of the talks delivered at this symposium will be broadcast on UCSD-TV in early July 2017. After these presentations are aired, they will be archived on this webpage, as well as at the KIBM, UCSD-TV, iTunes, and YouTube websites If you would like to be notified of the TV broadcast dates and online availability, be sure to set up a User Account on the CARTA website here. We will send an email announcement to all CARTA Users shortly before the air dates in July.