CARTA: Awareness of Death and Personal Mortality: Implications for Anthropogeny: "Mind Over Reality Transition": The Evolution of Human Mortality Denial

4/7/2017; 19 minutes

Ajit Varki gives an in-depth look at how and why the unique human characteristics or abilities of denying reality, self-deception, holding false beliefs, optimism bias and irrational risk-taking behavior; traits that should be evolutionarily maladaptive, developed, and are part of what makes us human. Recorded on 03/03/2017. (#32053)

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