What Makes Us Human Part I: Others
Are humans unique or do we just do some things a little better than other species? In the first of our two-part series on the nature of humanity: how the influence of others has shaped our evolution.
Find out how baby talk gave root to human language and why social isolation can make us sick. Plus, the joke´s on us –“ new research says we´re not the only laughing species: meet your giggling gorilla cousins.
And, what a writer´s visit to a chimp retirement center revealed about human discomfort with our animal ancestry.
- Dean Falk –“ Anthropologist at Florida State University and author of Finding Our Tongues: Mothers, Infants, and the Origins of Language
- John Cacioppo –“ Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection
- Lori Marino –“ Biologist at Emory University
- Kathryn Denning –“ Anthropologist at York University
- Charles Siebert –“ Author of The Wauchula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals
- Marina Davila-Ross –“ Psychologist at the University of Portsmouth in the U.K.