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The Evolution of the Human Mind

Speaker(s): Dr. Alexandra Rosati

New York, NY

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Learn how our minds evolved.

Dr. Alexandra Rosati studies the evolution of the human mind by comparing the ways different primate species think about the world. Her research focuses on the origins of psychological abilities used in foraging, including memory and decision-making. She studies these abilities across a variety of primate species, including apes, monkeys, and lemurs.

This event is part of the SciCafe series at the American Museum of Natural History. SciCafe is a popular after-hours event that brings together inquisitive minds for an informal evening of drinks and conversation about cutting-edge science topics with experts from the field.

Admission is free!

This talk is co-sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Support comes from Ann and Gordon Getty and Camilla and George Smith.


April 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


The Leakey Foundation


American Museum of Natural History
56 West 81st St.
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Dr. Alexandra Rosati

Alexandra Rosati is an assistant professor of anthropology and psychology at the University of Michigan where she leads a research group focused on cognitive evolution. She is a Leakey Foundation grantee whose research uses a comparative approach drawing on evolutionary theory, cognitive science, and developmental psychology to understand the origins of complex, flexible behavior.

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