Being Human 2012

The Science of Human Experience

Palace of Fine Arts / San Francisco, CA March 24, 2012 9am - 5:30pm
  • What can science tell us about
    our interactions with fellow humans?

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  • How do we make decisions?

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  • Is humanity still evolving?

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Everyday, fresh insights from science and philosophy shed new light on the processes of human experience – the how of feeling, thinking, and believing – and invite us to redefine who we are as human beings.

Pioneers on the frontier of human understanding will guide an exciting exploration of what it means to be human.

What does being human mean to you?

Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
Peter Baumann
David Eagleman, Ph.D.
Paul Ekman, Ph.D.
Anne Harrington, Ph.D.
Jane Hirshfield
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Beau Lotto, Ph.D.
Hazel Markus, Ph.D.
Thomas Metzinger, Ph.D.
V.S. Ramachandran, Ph.D.
Gelek Rimpoche
Laurie Santos, Ph.D.
Tiffany Shlain
Tami Simon