Lecture Series: "What it means to be human?"
What makes us human? Three well-respected scientists will provide their perspectives on that profound question as part of the Natural History Museum of Utah’s lecture series “Nature of Things 2013: The Science of Being Human.”
June Round, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Utah will present “Redefining Human: How Microbes Influence Who We Are,” Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South. Tickets: Free Admission.
David Eagleman, professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine will be the keynote speaker for the series with his presentation, “Knowing Thyself: What it Means to be a Human with a Brain,” Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Kingsbury Hall, 1395 Presidents Circle. Tickets for this event are $12/person.
Brian Hare, associate professor of evolutionary anthropology and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. He will present a free lecture, “A Journey of the Mind: Asking Animals How We Became Human,” Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South. Tickets: Free Admission.