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ticket   RI: How to understand ourselves and each other
Thu 23 Jun 2022 at 19:00 to 20:30  
Meeting / Address:
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Groups Shared With:
Basingstoke Friends, Cardiff IVC Friends & Social, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, London IVC, Manchester IVC, Merseyside IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Sheffield IVC, Simply Social IVC, Basingstoke IVC Science Hub, Nottingham IVC

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "How to understand ourselves and each other"

Discover how high-performance computing can help us comprehend the world around us.

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-understand-ourselves-and-other-beings-tickets-325855130467

SUMMARY
Understanding the human mind and how it relates to the world of experience has challenged scientists and philosophers for centuries. How do we even begin to think about ‘minds’ that are not human?

Join award-winning science writer Philip Ball as he argues that, to understand our own minds and imagine those of others, we need to stop considering the human mind as a standard against which all others should be measured.

In this talk, discover what we have learned from the minds of other creatures, from octopuses to chimpanzees, and what we can say about the potential minds of computers and alien intelligences.

SPEAKER
Philip Ball is a freelance writer and broadcaster, and was an editor at Nature for more than twenty years. He writes regularly in the scientific and popular media and has written many books on the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and wider culture, including 'H2O: A Biography of Water', 'Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour', 'The Music Instinct', and 'Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything'.

Philip's book 'Critical Mass' won the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. He is also a presenter of Science Stories, the BBC Radio 4 series on the history of science. He trained as a chemist at the University of Oxford and as a physicist at the University of Bristol. He is the author of 'The Modern Myths' and lives in London.

Philip's latest book The Book of Minds: How To Understand Ourselves and Other Beings is available to pre-order now.

This is a theatre event, where the speaker and audience in our theatre are joined by an online audience. For Theatre attendees, the address is 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS.

TIMING
The doors will open at approximately 6.55pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be a brief question/answer period after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

Contact Details:
The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)