Animal Intelligence – June 27

Human beings tend to prefer cross-species measurements that put us at the top of the scale. Intelligence is one such measure. Are humans really the most intelligent creatures on the planet? Should this be obvious given our problem-solving ability and big brains? This presentation will look at some examples of animal intelligence, explore language studies in animals, and attempt to place human intelligence within our own environmental context.

Our speaker, Julie Hui, is a PhD candidate studying the evolution of cooperation in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley. Julie has honed her science communication skills as a Wonderfest "Science Envoy."


Julie Hui

WHAT: Intelligence in Context: Animal Intellect and What It Means for Humans
WHO: Julie Hui, Anthropology Department, UC Berkeley
WHERE: Verdi Club Lounge, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 [https://www.verdiclub.net]
WHEN: 2019-06-27 — 8:00pm, Thur, June 27 (1.5 hrs)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-06-27 20:00 2019-06-27 21:00 Wonderfest, Intelligence in Context: Animal Intellect and What It Means for Humans Speaker: Julie Hui, Anthropology Department, UC Berkeley
Description:

Human beings tend to prefer cross-species measurements that put us at the top of the scale. Intelligence is one such measure. Are humans really the most intelligent creatures on the planet? Should this be obvious given our problem-solving ability and big brains? This presentation will look at some examples of animal intelligence, explore language studies in animals, and attempt to place human intelligence within our own environmental context.

Our speaker, Julie Hui, is a PhD candidate studying the evolution of cooperation in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley. Julie has honed her science communication skills as a Wonderfest "Science Envoy."

Location: Verdi Club Lounge, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
HOW:

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