The evolution of reason: a new theory of human understanding – Science Weekly podcast

The evolution of reason: a new theory of human understanding – Science Weekly podcast

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By: Presented by Ian Sample & Nicola Davis and Produced by Max Sanderson | The evolution of reason: a new theory of human understanding – Science Weekly podcast | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Ian Sample and Nicola Davis delve into the world of reason and ask why do we have it? How does it work? And what insights might our evolutionary past provide?

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Long heralded as one of the last remaining barriers between “man and beast”, our ability to use reason and logic has historically been seen as the most human of behaviours. But as the field of neuroscience and psychology continues to probe our cognitive processes, are the foundations of reasoning now experiencing a shake up? Or, as many argue, are they somehow immune?

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