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How to Understand Other Beings

Philip Ball In Conversation With David Malone

60 mins watch time

Posted July 2022

Neuroscience

Understanding the human mind has challenged scientists and philosophers for centuries. How do we even begin to think about ‘minds’ that are not human? Philip Ball believes that in order to understand our own minds and imagine those of others, we need to move on from considering the human mind as a standard against which all others should be measured. He joins us to explore the rich diversity of thinking minds – from human to other mammals, insects, computers and plants.