SoFo – “Re-Thinking Animals”: Video Presentation: A Panel Discussion Organized by Thinking Animals Inc.
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
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The question of animal sentience, self-awareness, and intelligence would have been heresy in the scientific community 50 years ago when animals were considered mere automatons–their behavior genetically hard-wired. But the possibility that they make choices, have emotions, and create unique cultural identities has received a lot more attention in the past 15 years. While it is still controversial, there is growing evidence that many animals are much smarter and more sophisticated than we knew—and that brings up some difficult issues.
Join us for this unique videotaped opportunity to hear the following panelists discuss the issues of animal consciousness and behavior:
David B. Edelman, Ph.D., Associate Fellow in Experimental Neurobiology at The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California and Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, James L. Gould, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, Dale Jamieson, Ph.D., Director of Environmental Studies at New York University where he is also Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, and Affiliated Professor of Law. Irene Pepperberg, Ph.D., Research Associate and lecturer at Harvard University and founder of The Alex Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the study of avian intelligence. Panel moderator, Diana Reiss, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Hunter College.
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