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What makes us human?

Leroi, Armand Marie.
Date
2006


About this work

Description

The first in a two-part series by Armand Marie Leroi exploring what it is that makes us human. Here, he focuses particularly on brain size and visits Indian microcephalics and looks at the history of how we've understood intelligence by measuring the brain. We also revisit the practise of lobotomy and hear about how important theory of mind is in separating us from other intelligent animals such as primates. The role our large frontal cortex plays in our very sociable existence is examined as is the possibility of genetically altering the mental capabilities of our future children.

Publication/Creation

UK : Channel 4, 2006.

Physical description

1 DVD (60 min.) : sound, color

Copyright note

Tiger Aspect Productions.

Notes

Broadcast on 12 August, 2006

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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