Cute, sexy, sweet and funny — an evolutionary riddle

An excellent talk by Dan Dennett, not just because chocolate cake and our liking of it is explained as a supranormal stimulus but also his small introduction about why humor is important to the human brain.

Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn’t expect, as he shares evolution’s counterintuitive reasoning on cute, sweet and sexy things. For a topping, try his new theory on why jokes are funny.