The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter

Date: 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Free Public Lecture and Book Signing: Joseph Henrich, Professor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University and Co-director of the Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture, University of British Columbia

 

The ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another has allowed us to create ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have enabled successful expansion into myriad environments. Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscience, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich, author of The Secret of Our Success, will discuss how our collective intelligence has propelled our species’ evolution.

"Mind-stretching…Henrich’s book will take you on a prodigious journey through human nature and society."Alun Anderson, New Scientist

Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage