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Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - How Intelligence Happens

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Dervila Glynn.

Come along for an amazing opportunity to hear John Duncan speak about his new popular science book. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book at the event.

How Intelligence Happens tells the story of one of the great scientific mysteries. Human intelligence seems infinite in its variety and power – it builds sprawling cities, plans a dinner party, takes us to the beginnings of time and the limits of the universe. Yet intelligence is created in a brain much like the brains of other animals, with billions of nerve cells communicating in tiny electrical impulses. Can science hope to explain how brains build intelligence? Can it illuminate the controversies of intelligence testing, the bizarre changes that follow brain damage, the link of human to animal intelligence? For the general reader, How Intelligence Happens is the story of search for an answer.

Published by Yale University Press

This talk is part of the Cambridge Café Scientifique series.

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