Biological altruism can seem paradoxical. Prima facie, the concept of the 'selfish gene' seems to promote the image of nature as, in Tennyson's words, 'red in tooth and claw', rendering altruism a Darwinian paradox. This video briefly summarises different approaches to the problem of how altruism could have evolved in so many species across the world, from slime moulds to influences on the mammalian brain. Made by UCL neuroscience students.
Directed, animated and edited by Alexander Bates Narration and co-animation by Denis Giannoukos Modelling, dissection and modelling by Ruairi Roberts, Melania Muscas and Alberto Lazari Featuring Alberto Lazari's head Scripted and researched jointly Music is the instrumental to 'Sleepyhead' by Passion Pit
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