The Brain Channel
CARTA: Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Born to be Musical: What We Can Learn from Congenital Anomalies; Fragments of Genius: Mapping the Mind of a Musical Savant; The Incredible Savant Syndrome
Premiere Date: 7/26/2017; 57 minutes
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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. Recorded on 05/05/2017. (#32438)