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Roger Highfield, on his book SuperCooperators (written with Martin Nowak of Harvard University)

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Published on Mar 26, 2012

Roger Highfield discusses SuperCooperators at 5x15: Best and Worst of Human Behaviour, 29 February 2012, Wellcome Trust, London. http://www.5x15stories.com/

What highs can human behaviour reach? And what lows? 5x15 involves five exceptional speakers each given 15 minutes to explore topics ranging from the unruly emotion of love to cruelty, the history of violence and the evolution of cooperation.




Speakers:

Roger Highfield, External Affairs Director, Science Museum Group and author, with Martin Nowak, of 'SuperCooperators: Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour or, Why We Need Each Other to Succeed'.

Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge, talking about a new theory of human cruelty

Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck, University of London, exploring the history of violence

Lisa Appignanesi, author, 'All About Love'

Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company, on her experiences working with the UK's most disadvantaged young people

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