Work with different animal species has shown that a mutation in a single gene can convert an asocial species into a social one. With a prevalence of human developmental and psychiatric conditions whose primary symptoms are social dysfunction, depression caused by problems with social relationships, and increasing interest in sex without social commitment, are we destined to evolve into an asocial species? Are males who are often less socially adept than females, and more susceptible to conditions such as autism and schizophrenia, most at risk? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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