Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Patricia B McConnell, UW Department of Zoology
Abstract: It's hard enough to know what's going on inside the head of your best friend, much less a member of another species. But recent research by psychologists and neurobiologists have a lot to tell us about the mental lives of non-human animals. If you've ever wondered what's going on inside heads of the animals you live with, join Patricia McConnell in an inquiry into the emotional and cognition lives of mammals. The talk will include a look at how the emotional lives of mammals & birds might compare with ours, their comparative problem solving ability and the controversial concept of "Theory of Mind".