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CafeLitt 231: The Human Ape: An Evolutionary History of Human Cognitive Capacities 3/5

Wed 18 Apr 2012, 18:00, by Shahin Zangenehpour, at McGill Univeristy:Room #202, 3480 Rue McTavish, Montreal, QC H3A 0E7 (Map)
IN COLLABORATION WITH McGill Iranian Students Association

This is the third session of a five-part talk series based on the documentary entitled "The Human Ape" which will focus on the topics of problem solving, communication, planning and cooperation, amongst other topics. The overarching goal of the series is to provide a systematic overview of specific cognitive capacities which have enabled humans to achieve tremendous feats throughout their recorded history. More importantly, we will discover how a much older history of human development, that is its evolutionary history, may have contributed significantly to the emergence of human culture and technological achievements. A final goal of the series is to appreciate unique characteristics which set modern humans apart from their evolutionary relatives. These talks will be presented in English and there will be ample opportunity for friendly and structured discussions. 

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CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
CaféLitt is open to all comments, suggestion, collaboration and new ideas. CaféLitt provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning about culture, science and philosophy in a relaxed and friendly environment, and for sharing your knowledge and expertise with like-minded members of your community.
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