Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny

Event Dates: 
May 5, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Description:

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 July 2017.  After these presentations are aired, they will be archived on this webpage, as well as the CARTA, UCSD-TV, iTunes, and YouTube websites.  If you would like to be notified of the UCSD-TV broadcast dates and online availability, be sure to set up a User Account on the KIBM website here.  We will send an email announcement to all KIBM users shortly before the air dates in July.