23 Jun 2014

Me Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:09 pm on 23 June 2014

Our DNA can be identified, our brains scanned, our personalities assessed, yet still the question of who we are and where our sense of self comes from, remains unresolved. It's a question which has engaged philosophers, theologians and scientists for centuries and still does today.Science writer Jennifer Oulette wants answers. She's written a book called "Me Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self". It describes her own journey to explain who she is, and lays out which tools of modern science can help anyone else who wants to know who they are.

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