The Social Animal

19th May 2011; 13:00

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RSA Thursday

How do we become the people we are, and why do we do the things we do?

Acclaimed writer and New York Times columnist David Brooks visits the RSA to explore the new view of human nature being revealed by the latest insights from the cognitive sciences, and the profound implications these have for our understanding of ourselves, our choices, our relationships, and our paths in life.

Chair: Madeleine Bunting, Guardian columnist and associate editor

Suggested hashtag for Twitter users: #RSAanimal

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