Symposium: Irvine_California.BrianEvolution.Jan11-12

Symposium: Irvine_California.BrianEvolution.Jan11-12

25 November, 2012

January 11-12, 2013

In the Light of VII: The Human Mental Machinery

Organizers: Camilo J. Cela-Conde, Raul Gutierrez Lombardo, John C.

Avise and Francisco J. Ayala

Beckman Center of the National Academies, Irvine, CA

Co-sponsored by the Centro de Estudios Filosoficos Politicos y

Sociales Vicente Lombardo Toledano
Scholars consider a comment in Charles Darwin’s Notebook C to be one

of his first insights into human nature. As Darwin noted, our mental

machinery makes us different. For instance, it allows us to ask about

ourselves, about what a human is. It allows us to question what we

are and the meaning of the way we are. One thing we have discovered

is that humans possess certain unique mental traits. Ethic and

aesthetic values are among them, and they constitute an essential

part of what we call the human condition. This Colloquium brings

together leading scientists who have worked on several aspects of

human morals and aesthetics considered as mental traits, their

evolution, and their relationship to related behaviors in other primates.

Registration Fee: $150.00
Reduced Registration Fee for Graduate Students and : $100.00
Registration is limited and will be accepted online only when the

registration fee is included and in the order in which it is

received. Online registration is available for single and multiple

registrations (i.e. work group) with MasterCard and Visa and

check. The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Friday

and Saturday and transportation from the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel

to the Beckman Center.
The Welcome Dinner on Thursday and the Dinner on Friday night are

optional and extra fees apply.
Register at>>4W

Lodging and Transportation
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Newport Beach

Hotel and Spa at the discounted rate of $125, single or double

occupancy. (The rate is based on the current federal per diem rate,

which is subject to change.) You can make a room reservation during

the online registration process. After December 17th, we cannot

guarantee that the discounted rate or a room will be available.
Transportation is provided once daily roundtrip from the hotel to the

Beckman Center. See agenda for times.
For more information, contact Susan Marty .

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