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Exclusive Live Stream Event: Top Visionaries, Scientists Explore Revolutionary Discoveries and Insights about Human Nature at First-Ever Being Human 2012 Event

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2012, the leading online destination for video from the world’s best conferences and events, will host the exclusive live stream of Being Human 2012, the first-ever multidisciplinary event to explore exciting new discoveries that challenge outdated assumptions about the human condition. Presented by The Baumann Foundation, the public event brings together top visionaries, scientists and intellectuals to discuss new insights into the human experience - the how of feeling, thinking and believing.

WHEN: Saturday, March 24th, 9 am PT to 5:30 pm PT.

WHERE: The exclusive live stream of the event will be available at

Big questions to be explored include:

  • How does the nonconscious mind influence the decisions we make?
  • What is the relationship between self and culture?
  • Are you who you think you are, or is that just an illusion?
  • What does science tell us about our relationship with fellow humans?
  • What are the evolutionary origins of the human mind?

Distinguished speakers include:
Richard J. Davidson, David Eagleman, Paul Ekman, Anne Harrington, Jane Hirschfield,
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Beau Lotto, Hazel Markus, Thomas Metzinger, V.S. Ramachandran, Gelek Rimpoche, Tiffany Shlain, Tami Simon and Laurie Santos.

Being Human 2012 is for anyone curious about how and why they experience life the
way they do, and interested in expanding their orientation towards self, others and the

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About The Baumann Foundation:
The Baumann Foundation is a San Francisco-based think-tank that explores the
experience of being human in the context of cognitive science, evolutionary theory and
philosophy to foster greater clarity about the human condition. The work of the
Foundation reflects the vision and passion of its founder, Peter Baumann:
“Comprehending the nature of mental concepts and the dynamics of identification can
foster greater clarity about the human condition and individual experience.”

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