DetailsRecent advances in science have changed our understanding of the human place in nature and evolution. But can we yet explain the reasons for our interest in religion, our love of music or our desire to paint - those endeavours which seem to set us apart from other creatures? Did we develop big brains mainly to amuse and seduce each other? Robert Dunbar will address these questions, drawing on the work of evolutionary biologists, anthropologists, cognitive scientists, and psychologists. Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at Liverpool University, Dunbar's main research interest is the evolution of the mind; he is author of several best-selling books, including Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language, The Trouble with Science, and most recently The Human Story. In the chair: Daniel Glaser, neuroscientist at UCL.