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Tuesday, September 25 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Being Human – The Evolving Story of Us

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What defines “human” in an age of genetic editing, 3D-printed body parts, and AI? As deep brain stimulation creates the capacity to erase memories and even implant new ones, what happens to our identity and moral compass? How does the integration of human and machine change our very nature, and how do we translate new understanding of ourselves into resonant science stories? Join us for this recurring SMASH favorite.

Speakers
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Heather Berlin

Cognitive Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She practices clinical neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and is a Visiting... Read More →
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Chris Duncan

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Vice President's Clinical and Translational Scholar, University of Utah and Salt Lake City Veterans Hospital
Chris Duncan M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Vice President's Clinical and Translational Scholar at the University of Utah and Salt Lake City Veteran's Hospital.  He obtained a BA in Russian Literature and Language from Brigham Young University and then pivoted to... Read More →
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Graham Townsley

Shining Red Films
Film maker and anthropologist Graham Townsley is twice Emmy-nominated and has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. His films have been shown on PBS, National Geographic TV, the BBC, Channel 4, ARTE and the Discovery Channel. He also writtes screenplays for historical... Read More →

Session Producers
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Graham Townsley

Shining Red Films
Film maker and anthropologist Graham Townsley is twice Emmy-nominated and has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. His films have been shown on PBS, National Geographic TV, the BBC, Channel 4, ARTE and the Discovery Channel. He also writtes screenplays for historical... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Yawkey Theater 1 Guest St, Boston MA 02135
  • moderator Graham Townsley