Episode 1

The Human Zoo, Series 4 Episode 1 of 4

The Human Zoo is a place to learn about the one subject that never fails to fascinate: ourselves. Are people led by the head or by the heart? How rational are we? And how do we perceive the world?

It's a curious blend of intriguing experiments to discover our biases and judgements, with explorations and examples taken from what's in the news to what we do in the kitchen - all driven by a large slice of curiosity.

Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick University, will be on hand as guide and experimenter in chief, together with the many other experts popularising a fast-growing subject in academia and the bookstores.

Presenter: Michael Blastland
Producer: Toby Murcott
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

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Mon 15 Sep 2014 23:00