Lecture 6 - The Storytelling Ape
Professor Brian Boyd, The University of Auckland. Brian Boyd will focus on art, perhaps the feature of human behavior that might seem to have least to do with a struggle for existence. Can biology explain why art (music, dance, visual art, storytelling and verse) is a human universal? Why do we so compulsively invent and engage with stories we know to be untrue? Recorded 8 September, in Nelson.