6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, England

What does it mean to be human, and what makes us so? Does our brain, how we evolved, how we communicate, or how we interact make us human? Are we really so different from the other animals?

An exploration of the boundaries of human nature, chaired by Sir Paul Nurse PRS, with four eminent panellists – neuroscientist Professor Colin Blakemore FRS, evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar FBA, evolutionary anthropologist Professor Ruth Mace FBA, and evolutionary biologist Professor Mark Pagel FRS - addressing from their own perspectives ‘what it means to be human’.

Free admission – no ticket or advance booking required. Doors open at 6.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

This event will also be broadcast live via the Royal Society website, and will be available to view on demand at royalsociety.tv within three working days.

Held as part of “What it means to be human – new perspectives on the boundaries of human nature”, an afternoon seminar and evening public discussion jointly organised by the British Academy and the Royal Society.

Official Website: http://royalsociety.org/events/2012/what-human/

Added by Royal Society Events on March 7, 2012